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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box2/Fold3/1900/32
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateJune 1900
Address FromWagenaars Kraal, Three Sisters, Northern Cape
Address To
Who ToHannie Silke
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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. Schreiner stayed at Wagenaars Kraal from 21 February until late July 1900.
1 Dear Hanny
3 Thankyou much for the enclosed, I read Dutch as well as English.
5 Oh Hanny, how splendidly the dear old Transvaalers are standing.
7 I believe that yet they will get back their independence. I wish you
8could have been at the people’s congress. It was a grand gathering.
9Please let me know if you have any further news; I am leaving this
10next Tuesday for Beaufort West, where my address will be c/o Mrs Kriel,
11 Boarding House, Beaufort West
13 I often think of the old Presidency at Bloemfontein with the Kiplings
14& Money-penny’s hanging about it.
16 Good bye dear, much love to Mrs Gie & Joubert & your dear old sister
19 From,
20 Olive Schreiner
'The enclosed' is no longer attached. Regarding her people's congress comment, Schreiner sent written addresses to some of the Volkskongresses and peace congresses and she spoke at others, as follows: Graaff-Reinet Volkskongres, April 1900 (spoke); Cape Town women's meeting, June 1900 (spoke); Somerset East peace congress, October 1900 (a letter of address); Paarl, November 1900 peace congress (a letter of address); Worcester Volkskongres, December 1900 (spoke).