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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box2/Fold1/Jan-June1899/18
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date30 April 1899
Address Fromna
Address To
Who ToWilliam Philip ('Will') Schreiner
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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. The date has been written on this letter in an unknown hand.
1 Dear Laddie
3 Yesterday we had a man to lunch with us Collins, Reuter’s General
4Manager in Australia. He is a man of considerable intelligence & much
5influence in journalistic world. He is on his way to England will see
6Lord Salisbury &c. We tried to let him into the ?inwardness of affairs
7here a little. I think it would be well if you could see as much of
8him as possible before he falls into the hands of the Garrett gang. He
9has a letter of introduction to you from the ^an^ Australian Premier. He
10leaves by tonight’s train for Cape Town where he will spend 12 days.
11Introduce him to Hoffmeyr &c & sh He’s rather a good sort, clear &
12sharp. Could be very useful at home.
14 Good bye dear Laddie. Please write freely & in strictest confidence to
15me, telling what chance you feel there is of our avoiding war.
17 Olive
19 To-day is my baby’s birth day, she would be 4 years old today if she
20had lived.
22 PS. Mr Collin’s wife & daughter will be one day at the Cape. Fan
23might call on them & take them about a bit, if she fancied it. I fancy
24they are very ^nice^ folk.
26 ^Collins will probably be at the club m Cron has written to Cartwright
27about him.^