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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner: Mary Sauer MSC 26/2.11.107
ArchiveNational Library of South Africa, Special Collections, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateSeptember 1896
Address FromThe Homestead, Kimberley, Northern Cape
Address To
Who ToMary Sauer nee Cloete
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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. The month and year have been written on this letter in an unknown hand. Schreiner was resident in Kimberley from early August 1894 to November 1898.
1 Dear Mary
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3 If you do decide not to send Dorothy to Miss Molteno but to take her
4to England a splendid idea has struck me. My darling Alice Corthorn
5has now started practice in Kensington 19 Russell Rd a very nice
6healthy part. She has a beautiful big house, with for London a large
7garden. We are going to stay with her when we go. Her & sister & a
8girl medical student live with her. Shall I write & ask her if she
9will let Dorothy board with them, & go to a day-school ^near^ there.
10Kensington is rich in first class schools. I don't know if she will be
11able to take her, but they would love & pet the child, & she would be
12among l cultured people. I know Alice will do it for my sake if she
13possibly can. What would you be willing to pay for her board?
14
15 ^Your own
16 Olive
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18 I'm sure it would be good for Dorothy to be there
19 OS^
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