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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner: F.S. Malan 1000/5
ArchiveNational English Literary Museum, Grahamstown
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date After Start: 1902 ; Before End: 1913
Address FromCape Town, Western Cape
Address To
Who ToFrancois Stephanus ('FS') Malan
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The Project is grateful to the National English Literary Museum (NELM) for kindly allowing us to transcribe this Olive Schreiner letter, which is part of its Manuscript Collections. This letter can be approximately dated by reference to content. It concerns facilities in Company's Gardens near the Parliament in Cape Town and content indicates Schreiner was in Cape Town when she wrote it.
1 Dear Friend
3 I enclose a cutting from the SA New. (I don't know by whom its
4written) I hear you are on the committee which reports on the matter.
6 Surely my dear friend will stand with those who do not wish to see a
7monopoly made complete & crushing. This little ?pavilion is splendidly
8unreadable. I know for I go two or three times a week. You can get
9nothing fit to eat or drink at the other place. To put us entirely in
10the hands of the big companies would be a public injury.
12 If I were well enough I would come to see you about it. To sell the
13?pavilion to the Companies would be quite unworthy of our government,
14when even the Jameson rule did not do it. I hope you share my view. If
15not please don't act hastily. Think it over again.
17 Yours ever
18 Olive Schreiner
The cutting referred to is no longer attached.