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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner: Mary Sauer MSC 26/2.11.61
ArchiveNational Library of South Africa, Special Collections, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateSunday May 1893
Address FromNew College, Eastbourne, East Sussex
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. The letter is on printed headed notepaper.
1 New College
2 Eastbourne
4 Sunday
6 Dear Mary
8 I'm longing to see you. I shall go up to London tomorrow afternoon; my
9address will be 61 Chester Sq, W. have you got those rooms Miss
spoke of? If you write to Mrs Fuller's niece Mrs [wordspace]
11the Infirmary, Paddington, she will give you the name of the good
12boarding house in Wimpole St. I think the no. is 33 but am not sure.
13Isn't it glorious weather. My darling I do hope you will not have such
14a bad time. We must go up to Cambridge some time together. I am going
15to look for rooms in London. If I can't find any I feel I can work in
16I shall have to go abroad soon. I am a bit better, & I feel life is
17too short to waste the small
19^working time. I shall tell you where I shall be on Tuesday & perhaps
20we can go to the Academy together. It will be so lovely when you have
21moved into town. I long to see the little ones. It would be nice if I
22could get a bedroom near yours.
24 Olive^
Schreiner has left a space, on line 10, intending to insert the name of Mrs Fuller's niece, but in the event failed to do so.