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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner: Mary Sauer MSC 26/2.11.10
ArchiveNational Library of South Africa, Special Collections, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateFebruary 1891
Address FromMatjesfontein, Western Cape
Address To
Who ToMary Sauer nee Cloete
Other VersionsRive 1987: 187
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Legend
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.
1 Matjesfontein
2
3 My dear Mary,
4
5 You don't write me nice letters & tell me all about yourself any more.
6I long to see you so, but I'd better get this bit of work done first
7because if you came just now I'd have to sit writing & I want to be
8with you & the children all the time when you come.
9
10 I'm well & happy & have no news of give of myself. We'll hire Mr
11Logan's
cart & go away for whole days in the velt when you come. March
12& April are the best months.
13
14 I'm longing so to see my big nephew.
15
16 Good bye, all good be with you.
17
18 Olive
19
20 Do you
21
22 Will you send back Ed: Carpenter's letter, I haven't answered it. Did
23you order the dress from England? Do you think you might perhaps be
24able to go with us to Kimberley. Captain & Mrs Marriot are going to
25join Wilfred & myself at Nel's Port, & we are going to have three days
26in Kimberley together. We'd be such a lovely party. They are both most
27delightful. She was ^married the other day in Cape Town at the
28?Commission.^
29
30 ^Did you ever fetch the Kanna-doeds from my brothers???^
31
Notation
Rive's (1987) version omits part of this letter and is also in a number of respects incorrect.