By W. K. Hancock, Jean van der Poel
The good selection of letters and papers comprising the Smuts Papers has been assembled on the collage of Cape city by means of Dr Jean van der Poel, below Sir Keith Hancock's path, because Smuts's loss of life in 1950. the 1st 4 volumes of choices disguise the interval 1886-1919. the choices are divided into twelve elements, every one with a quick introductory part. Dr van der Poel has supplied short introductions to every letter, article or speech and has annotated each rfile. This quantity includes the 1st 5 components as much as the peace negociations of Vereeniging and contains the Memoirs of the Boer warfare.
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1, no. 1 Your youthful enthusiasm, the ideals placed before you, the direction of your studies, the problems you try to solve, but which will remain unsolved in the end—these all are attractive to me. I wish you joy. Mathilde Blind2 will not point you the way: nor will George Eliot, who so flagrantly set aside the laws of common morality in her union with G. H. Lewes. You will find all you need in the Old Book. The more you study human life through its medium, the clearer the light will be. When I was very much younger than I now am, and was just starting on my career of practical usefulness an older friend wrote to me: l All your ideals will fade one after the other.
I should strongly advise you to refrain from the use of such language. It is in my judgment unbecoming that you should calculate the income from the Ebden trust fund—your calculation by the way is not correct— and assume that whatever the fund yields is due to the holder of the Scholarship. You are entitled to 'not less than £100 a 8 1 Established in 1873 by statute to grant degrees in the arts, the sciences and law on the results of its examinations. It also conducted the Matriculation and School Higher examinations.
Would it be too much to ask you to send me such a certificate ? Of course I could have applied to Cleaver [F. R. ]; but as he is known to the University authorities, they might THE STUDENT YEARS 18 suppose that there has been collusion between us (both Cape men), and this might unduly delay the next remission. I am enjoying my time at Strassburg very much. I study alternately Hegelian philosophy and English conveyancing (with a view to the studentship, if I find time to do all the work). Hope to be in London beginning of October.
Selections from the Smuts Papers: Volume 1, June 1886-May 1902 (v. 1) by W. K. Hancock, Jean van der Poel