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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner: Mary Sauer MSC 26/2.11.116
ArchiveNational Library of South Africa, Special Collections, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date2 January 1898
Address FromThe Homestead, Kimberley, Northern Cape
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. Schreiner has misdated this letter 2 December 1897, although content shows it should be 2 January 1898.
1 The Homestead
2 Dec 2nd 1897
3
4 Dear,
5
6 I am so glad our little Peter has arrived safely. I am very anxious
7for fuller news of you & am writing to ask Mrs Innes to tell me all
8she can. I wonder what he's like, & if you had a quick time, & it will
9be so long before you ought to write a letter that I must hear from
10Jessie Innes.
11
12 He came just on new years day, eh? I would give anything to see him &
13hold him in my arms. I do love those tiny babies so
14
15 Good bye my darling.
16
17 Yours ever & ever
18 Olive
19
20 PS That was a splendid letter of Mr Sauer's signed in the Argus,
21signed ^A^ Liberal. I wrote to half a dozen people to find out who it
22was by. I thought a new & brilliant political genius was appearing on
23our horizon. It's so clear & straight & every time knocks the right
24nail in the head.
25
Notation
Sauer's letter in the Argus could not be found.