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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box2/Fold3/1900/15
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateMonday March 1900
Address FromWagenaars Kraal, Three Sisters, Northern Cape
Address To
Who ToAlice Greene
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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 month and year have been written on this letter in an unknown hand. The name of the addressee is indicated by salutation. Schreiner stayed at Wagenaars Kraal from 21 February until late July 1900.
1 Monday
3 Dear Friend
5 Did you get the two letters I sent by a Mr Murphy last week, enclosing
6a letter from Cron?
8 Private Private
10 Cartwright writes me that there is a strong tendency in the party to
11allie itself with Rhodes & Sievewright. I have written to Mrs Sauer, &
12to Mr Merriman, but Miss Molteno ought to have gone to see her brother.
13 It’s little we can do but we must do it. It will not be wholly bad
14if the Progressives come in now. It will be no bed of roses on which
15they will find themselves!! You know it is difficult for me to speak
16or act in this matter, because my brother is Prime Minister. They
17don’t know how I would rejoice to see him out of office. It is
18killing him physically, & he could serve the country much better in an
21 Cron says the anti-war feeling is growing fast, & the in the one party,
22 & the jingo feeling is becoming fiercer & stronger in the other.
24 Did you see Chamberlain’s last speech, it is virulent.
26 Good bye dear.
27 Olive
29 About the house at Nels Port. We must not decide on it till we’ve
30seen it, at least I can’t, as it might not suit my asthma. I am
31going to Beaufort on the 21st & from there I can run up to Nell’s
32Port & look at it. Its close to the station so we could get our
33letters every day. It was built for a doctor.