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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box2/Fold3/1900/18
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date9 March 1900
Address FromWagenaars Kraal, Three Sisters, Northern Cape
Address To
Who ToBetty Molteno
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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 name of the addressee is indicated by salutation and content.
1 Wagenaar’s Kraal
2 March 9 / 00
4 Dear Friend
6 What did they say in Cape Town. Do your brothers think there is still
7a chance of the Boers having another great victory? I do. If, however
8they have promise of support from Russia Germany or France in the
9final settlement they might just as well prepare for peace, if not
10they ought to fight on for another six month, or a year. What do they
11say in town was the real number of prisoners taken at ?Dorcloes Rant?
12I hear a report there were but 200 instead of four. They lie so that
13one can believe nothing.
15 I hope your little change to Cape Town did you good. I’ve not
16exchanged one word with any one here since I came on politics. The
17people here are all of course extreme jingoes. Old Mr MacRobert always
18says that if they can take Steyn they ought to shoot him &c, &c. What
19are your plans?
21 Olive