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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner: Mary Sauer MSC 26/2.11.33
ArchiveNational Library of South Africa, Special Collections, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateAugust 1891
Address FromInternational Hotel, Gardens, Cape 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 month and year have been written on this letter in an unknown hand.
1 International
3 My darling Mary
5 Thou dost never come to see me. I shant be in Town only now. Will you
6& Mr Sauer come & have dinner with me here on Tues Monday evening, &
7then we can drive to the house afterwards if we like: We have dinner
8at 6.30. They can't give me a room to myself as a sitting room which
9is horrid. But all the people here are so nice that one doesn't mind.
11 Good bye.
12 Olive
14 If the house sits on Tuesday ^evening^ come then instead of Monday,
15because Mr Sauer won't like to be kept in town on ^a free evening.^
17 I send you a very beautiful & to me sacred letter to see because its
18so beautiful. It's from the woman whose got engaged to the man whose
19been my dearest man friend for ten years. I feel so happy when my
20children marry & are happy. If I had ever married myself I don't think
21I could have cared for them all so much & felt their happiness mine.
22Return the little note to me I love it so. It will be so beautiful
23when they have a child, to me.
The enclosed note is no longer attached.