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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner: Mary Sauer MSC 26/2.11.41
ArchiveNational Library of South Africa, Special Collections, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date After Start: October 1891 ; Before End: November 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.
1 Matjesfontein
3 Thank you, Mary, for your sweet letter. I shall do what I can about
4the "Home." That evil is the thing which lies hardest on my heart.
5It's what I'm writing about now. I don't think its in the ordinary way
6we will ever do away with it, but by a deep change in ourselves.
8 How is your sister getting on at Kimberley? I'm often thinking of her.
10 Yours
11 Olive
13 Its beautiful to think - I'll perhaps see you next week, for a few
14hours even.