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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner: Mary Sauer MSC 26/2.11.110
ArchiveNational Library of South Africa, Special Collections, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date7 August 1897
Address From15 Gildridge Road, 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.
1 15 Gildridge Rd
2 Eastbourne
3 Aug 7 / 97
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5 Dear Mary
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7 I'm thinking of you all the time, since Jessie has told me of your
8condition Oh my dear one, I can't help being glad, it be so beautiful
9for you to have a little child, & I shall have known this one from the
10beginning. I do hope you are not feeling bad. I hope it will all be
11over before the great heat of the summer comes.
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13 We are sailing for the Cape on the 21st of August by the Tantallon
14Castle. I do hope I shall be well enough to come & see you if you are
15not able to come & see me; but I hope very much you will be well. I do
16long so to see you darling Mary. I am ever & ever yours Olive
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18 I hope you will be able to send Dorothy to Miss Moltenos
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20 I wish the doctors would have let me stay in England Italy till next
21February, I feel in so many ways it would have been best for me. I
22shall be glad to be back in my little Kimberley house but dread the
23voyage
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