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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner: F.S. Malan 1000/9
ArchiveNational English Literary Museum, Grahamstown
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date16 October 1913
Address FromDe Aar, Northern 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.
1 De Aar
2 Oct 16th 1913
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4 Dear Friend
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6 You will have wondered why I never answered your kind letter, but I
7have been too ill to write to any one. I am leaving for Europe on the
86th of Dec to see if the Doctors in Europe can do for my heart.
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10 I can't write to you about public matters. I personally have never
11wished Gladstone to be recalled, nor did I think your ministry ought
12to resign. Would he gain anything better by it? But I am opposed to
13Botha's silly Imperialism when he talks English, & narrow
14back-velt-ism when he talks Dutch!! Give my love to your wife, & the
15dear children. I hope the young generation will live to see a nobler
16broader, less racial spirit than we see in South Africa to-day. I
17shall be in Cape Town at the end of November & perhaps may have the
18pleasure of seeing you before I sail.
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20 Your true friend
21 Olive Schreiner
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