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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box1/Fold4/1897/20
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date2 November 1897
Address FromThe Homestead, Kimberley, Northern Cape
Address To
Who ToWilliam Philip ('Will') Schreiner
Other VersionsRive 1987: 315
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The Project is grateful to Manuscripts and Archives, University of Cape Town, for kindly allowing us to transcribe this Olive Schreiner letter, which is part of its Manuscripts and Archives Collections.
1 The Homestead
2 Oct Nov 2 / 97
4 Dear Laddy
6 I’m so glad you wrote as you did to Cron about his standing for
7Queen’s Town. It was what I’d been trying to make him see, but
8things seem of more value to a man when coming from a practical
9politician. Cron must wait. In four or five years the whole tide will
10have changed & come round to his stand point! Of course, several
11English farmers &c have written as to Cron’s standing, but one
12swallow doesn’t make a summer. For myself, I should never care to go
13into public life if I had so powerful & spontaneous a following as
14would give me practically an absolutely free hand.
16 A rather flabby young ^English^ barrister whom Cron says he met with you
17in Cape Town called yesterday. He has just been to Johannesburg
Rive's (1987) version of this letter omits part of it.