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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner: Miscellaneous: Ellen Sauerlander MSB 834/3.9.3
ArchiveNational Library of South Africa, Special Collections, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date After Start: February 1913 ; Before End: March 1913
Address Fromna
Address To
Who ToEllen Sauerlander
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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. This letter is a photocopy donated to the NLSA with the original kept by Ellen Sauerlander's grandson. It has been dated by reference to when Schreiner wrote other letters to Ellen Sauerlander and when she stayed in Muizenberg, Blauuberg and other places in the Cape Town area.
1Dear Mrs Sauerlander
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3I shall not need the pudding, & fruit again – but I am going to make
4myself some sour milk, like the Kaffirs have. Could you tell the girl
5to bring me up every morning early when the new milk comes, instead of
6coffee or tea, a large glass of quite fresh milk ^in a jug^ so that I
7could pour nt it into my sour milk bottle. And if she could bring me
8up another large glass when the fresh milk comes in the afternoon. It
9must be fresh milk if old or wild milk is put it in it spoils it. I
10always take it at home instead of meat & other heavy things.
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12I’m so sorry to be always troubling you.
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14I shall be out all day at my brothers, but if they would put the milk
15in my room, in a jug I will put it in my bottle when I come.
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17Yours ever
18Olive Schreiner
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