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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box2/Fold3/1900/20
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateSunday 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 month and year have been written on this letter in an unknown hand. The name of the addressee is indicated by salutation.
1 Wagenaar’s Kraal
2 Sunday afternoon
4 Dear Friend
6 I wonder how you found matters in Cape Town. I don’t suppose you
7heard very much news there. I don’t at all give up hope yet. The
8great stand may yet be to come.
10 Please tell me any thing you can. I have had no news since I came here
11from Cape Town except a note from Mrs Murray & one from my
12sister-in-law when I first came here, & neither seemed able to give me
13any special news. The people in England seem madder & wickeder than
14ever since they have had some success.
16 Cron seems having an affectionate greeting in his mother land! It
17seems that at Scarborough they had to call in the mounted police. The
18English devotion to freedom of speech seems only to be when the speech
19suits them. There is no doubt the Government could easily put down
20this ruffianism if they had the slightest wish to do so.
22 I am very anxious for Cron’s next letter.
24 Do give me any news you can.
26 Did your brothers &c seem to think the Republics had still any chance?
28 Good bye. Tell me your plans.
29 Olive