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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner: Mary Sauer MSC 26/2.11.72
ArchiveNational Library of South Africa, Special Collections, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date12 April 1894
Address FromKrantz Plaats, Halesowen, Eastern Cape
Address To
Who ToMary Sauer nee Cloete
Other VersionsRive 1987: 237
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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.
1 Krantz Plaats
2 P.O. Halesowen
3 April 12 / 94
5 My darling I am longing to see you Some day you must come here. I know
6a little stay here will rest you, & you & Cron will be great friends.
7I am very busy getting my little house straight. It's very simple but
8I know you wont mind that. It better than the cottage at Millthorpe!
9I've been very busy all day putting up the curtains I've made at our
10little windows. Tomorrow my husband & I are going to have "a day off,"
11& as soon as breakfast is over & the goats counted out we are going
12off for a whole day in the veld to climb a big mountain & lie in the
13sun at the top. You must come & climb it too some day. The view is
14finer than from the top of table mountain, & that's saying a great
15deal. My general health is very good here, but I get asthma when the
16sea wind blows; when ever that's over now for three months, & the air
17here is heavenly. I'm so glad to think Jessie Innes is coming in
20 Tell me what you decide about the
22^journey, & all about yourself my darling
24 Your
25 Olive^
27 ^Did Mr Sauer think the children grown & improved I wish I could see them^
29 P.S.
30 The lovely chair you gave me in England stands by my desk with two
31delightful cushions Mrs Tom Graham sent me in it; & Cron does sit in
32it reading almost every night while I write! You said he might if he
33was very good, & he is!!!
Rive's (1987) version omits part of this letter and is also in a number of respects incorrect.