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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner: Mary Sauer MSC 26/2.11.36
ArchiveNational Library of South Africa, Special Collections, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date After Start: Friday July 1891 ; Before End: August 1891
Address From57 Grove Street, Gardens, Cape Town, Western Cape
Address To
Who ToMary Sauer nee Cloete
Other VersionsRive 1987: 194-5
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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 year has been written on this letter in an unknown hand. Schreiner stayed in Grove Street in July and also August 1891.
1 57 Grove Street
2 Friday
4 My dear Mary
6 What of Mr Sauer & M C???
8 I am wanting to know.
10 Did you go to the ball last night? Did you get the little story I sent
11you? I ask because I posted several letters at the same time & they
12don't seem to have arrived. It's a little thing I wrote last Xmas for
13a womans paper, but the friend to whom I send it wouldn't allow
14anything of mine to appear in a "woman's" paper, & put it in the New
15Review for which it is too slight.
17 I am going to the foot-ball tomorrow & hope you will be there.
19 Love. Haste.
20 Olive
22 Peter has sent me a beautiful painted picture of my grand father's
23grave. Such nice ?fresh English green.
25 OS
27 Where is Ella staying now??
The 'little thing' referred to is 'The Woman's Rose', which was published in the New Review in June 1891 ADD AFTER COLINDALE. Rive's (1987) version omits part of this letter and is also in a number of respects incorrect.