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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner: Mary Sauer MSC 26/2.11.17
ArchiveNational Library of South Africa, Special Collections, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateWednesday 11 March 1891
Address FromCape Town, 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. Content indicates that Schreiner was in Cape Town when this letter was written. She stayed in Cape Town from the end of March to the beginning of April 1891.
1 Wednesday
3 My dear Mary
5 I have been hoping, I would get out this evening to see you, now I see
6I can't. You don't know what a comfort it was to me to see you, & how
7beautiful it was to be with you. Can't you perhaps come tomorrow & see
8me because we go most likely tomorrow evening. It's strange how happy
9I am when I have you with me, & how blank in a kind of way it seems as
10soon as you are gone.
12 Please tell Lady Scanlen that I'm sorry I couldn't come this evening
13because I want to know her.
15 Good bye
16 Olive
18 Peter Naude is so delighted & grateful He wants to write a note to you
19We must see a lot of eachother in the winter. You must know I wouldn't
20come to Cape Town if you were n't here. I need you so.