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|Letter Reference||Olive Schreiner: Mary Sauer MSC 26/2.11.41
|Archive||National Library of South Africa, Special Collections, Cape Town
After Start: October 1891
; Before End: November 1891
|Address From||Matjesfontein, Western Cape
|Who To||Mary Sauer nee Cloete
The manuscript of this letter by Olive Schreiner belongs to the Archive referenced above; its ownership of the original should be acknowledged by referencing the letter as indicated: Copyright transcription: © Olive Schreiner Letters Project. This transcription can be freely used as long as copyright is acknowledged and it is referenced using the following citation: ‘Olive Schreiner to Mary Sauer nee Cloete, October 1891, NLSA Cape Town, Special Collections, Olive Schreiner Letters Project transcription’. Please also supply letter line numbers for specific quotations.
The Project is grateful to the National Library of South Africa (NLSA), Cape Town, for kindly allowing us to transcribe this Olive Schreiner letter, which is part of its Special Collections. The date has been written on this letter in an unknown hand.
Thank you, Mary, for your sweet letter. I shall do what I can about
4: the "Home." That evil is the thing which lies hardest on my heart.
5: It's what I'm writing about now. I don't think its in the ordinary way
6: we will ever do away with it, but by a deep change in ourselves.
How is your sister getting on at Kimberley? I'm often thinking of her.
Its beautiful to think - I'll perhaps see you next week, for a few
14: hours even.