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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner: Mary Sauer MSC 26/2.11.113
ArchiveNational Library of South Africa, Special Collections, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date19 October 1897
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.
1 The Homestead
2 Oct 19 / 97
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4 Darling Mary
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6 When exactly do you expect little Peter to come? In January? Don't
7forget to tell me.
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9 I'm so very sorry Mrs Innes cook can't do the work. It will be a great
10disappointment to her. I've got a good Hottentot man who is ^'s^ a great
11comfort to me, but he only promised to come for three months. I hope
12he'll stay longer.
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14 I am going to trouble you about something. The woman who kept the
15private hotel I stayed at in Yorkshire said she had an Uncle in this
16country of whom they'd no news for some time. He was last at Mr
17Hiddinghs, & they asked me to try & get news of him, as his wife was
18very anxious to hear where he was, or whether he was alive. Isn't Mr
19Hiddinghs of Queens Villa Cape Town, a sort of relative of yours? If
20you know him & could do it with out too much trouble, could you find
21out from him what became of the Samuel Holroyd who was staying with
22him some time ago? His friends have never heard of him since they ^he^
23was ther was at Mr Hiddinghs & he was ill then in November 1896. If
24you could find out I should be so glad.
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26 Do you see the Kimberley Advertiser? They have had some very good
27leaders lately written by Cartwright I believe. I've got no asthma
28here: my heart only troubles me a bit. If I could be well like this in
29Cape Town how lovely it would be.
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31 Olive
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33 ^The man's name is Holroyd.^
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