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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner: Miscellaneous: Ellen Sauerlander MSB 834/3.9.1
ArchiveNational Library of South Africa, Special Collections, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date12 February 1913
Address FromGrand Hotel, Muizenberg, Western Cape
Address To
Who ToEllen Sauerlander
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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. This letter is a photocopy donated to the NLSA with the original kept by Ellen Sauerlander's grandson. The date of the letter was written on it by Ellen Sauerlander. It is on printed headed notepaper.
1Grand Hotel,
3South Africa.
5Dear Mrs Sauerlander
7I am sorry to trouble you, but have you a room on the top floor facing
8south you could let me have? My heart is getting so bad the doctor
9says I don’t get air enough at ^in^ this room. I was four months in
10Muizenberg last year & never was ill one day but I was right over the
11sea & got no land air. I like this Hotel bu so much better than others
12& you are so kind I would like to stay on here. Could you tell me if
13there is a chance of your soon being able to let me have a room on the
14top floor facing south.
16Yours sincerely
17Olive Schreiner