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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner: Mary Sauer MSC 26/2.11.15
ArchiveNational Library of South Africa, Special Collections, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateMonday 2 March 1891
Address FromMatjesfontein, Western 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 date has been written on this letter in an unknown hand. Schreiner was resident in Matjesfontein from mid April 1890 to mid March 1891, with occasional short visits elsewhere.
1 Monday
3 My dear Mary
5 Thank you so much It will be such a very great help to have that money
6for Naudé. It will be so splendid if he really turns out well. I am
7so fortunate, no one I am interested in has ever failed quite, &
8disappointed me.
10 I will tell you now my real & unchangeable plans. I had meant to go to
11Kimberley this Thursday coming but something has happened which has
12made me give it up. Now my plans, that will not change are to come to
13town on the 8th by mail train, spend two days at Pools Hotel because I
14want to test what it is like & to be near my brother's children, on
15the evening of the 10th come to you & stay with you till my
16sister-in-law is ready to start for Grahamstown where I am going with
17her to see my little mother. When I come back from G Town which will
18be about the 22nd will you come then to see me here, & stay a long
19time I shan't be coming to live in town till end of May or middle, as
20the weather is quite nice here till then. I've so much I want to say
21but I've so much writing to do that I must get done before the English
22mail leaves. I wish I had a private secretary. I sometimes have 40 or
23fifty letters by one mail
25 Good bye.
26 Olive