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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner: Mary Sauer MSC 26/2.11.26
ArchiveNational Library of South Africa, Special Collections, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateSunday 24 May 1891
Address FromCape Town, Western Cape
Address To
Who ToMary Sauer nee Cloete
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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. The date has been written on this letter in an unknown hand. Content indicates Schreiner was in Cape Town when it was written. Schreiner stayed in Cape Town for most of May to August or September 1891.
1 Sunday night late
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3 My darling Mary
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5 It was good just to see you to-day. I hope you will like T.D. which I
6send you. I will buy another copy for myself & send you this because I
7prize it so, having Ed^ward^ Carpenter's writing in it.
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9 Perhaps you won't like it at first, but I think you will when you've
10had it long. Aileen Marriott liked your flowers so. I don't know yet
11what I shall do, stay or go. I'll see tomorrow
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13 Good night dear. You would never think I loved you less. I'm tired
14tonight. Good night, dear bright one.
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16 Yours always
17 Olive
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19 Greetings to Mr Sauer.
20
Notation
'T.D.' refers to: Edward Carpenter (1885) Towards Democracy Manchester: John Heywood.