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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner: Mary Sauer MSC 26/2.11.48
ArchiveNational Library of South Africa, Special Collections, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date After Start: January 1892 ; Before End: February 1892
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 has been written on this letter in an unknown hand.
1 Matjesfontein
3 Mary darling, I've many things to say. You didn't mind my leaving
4without coming to say good bye? I was so tired. It's so nice to be
5back here.
7 Ask Ella when she's coming to see me. I met Maud Cameron (Sea Point)
8the last day. She seemed to think she'd done something to pain you I
9told her I was sure she hadn't. You know what makes one so sad in Cape
10Town is that no one seems at rest with regard to any one else. All the
11people I met seemed angry with me that I hadn't been to see them, or
12something I had done. It's so unrestful!
14 I've just got a nice German Translation of Dreams an African Farm. But
15it's not quite so well done as Dreams.
17 Did I ever give Ella a copy of Dreams? I'll like to if I haven't
19 Good bye my Mary,
20 Olive