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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner: Mary Sauer MSC 26/2.11.124
ArchiveNational Library of South Africa, Special Collections, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date30 April 1899
Address From2 Primrose Terrace, Berea, Johannesburg, Transvaal
Address To
Who ToMary Sauer nee Cloete
Other VersionsRive 1987: 349
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Legend
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 2 Primrose Terrace
2 Berea Estate
3April 30 / 99
4
5 Darling Mary
6
7 Are you coming to Johannesburg next month. Mrs Chapin says you
8promised her to come. To-day is my baby's birthday. She would have
9been four years old if she had lived.
10
11 A kiss for little Master Paul
12 Olive
13
Notation
Rive's (1987) version omits part of this letter.