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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner: Mary Sauer MSC 26/2.11.21
ArchiveNational Library of South Africa, Special Collections, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date29 April 1891
Address FromMatjesfontein, Western 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. The date has been written on this note in an unknown hand. Content indicates that Schreiner was in Matjesfontein when it was written.
1 Dear Mary
3 I leave by tomorrow morning's train; get to town late at night. Don't
4know by what train I can get out to you.
6 Thanks, haste,
8 Olive
10 Got letter from Arnold White this week, Am very angry with him about
11article in Contemporary Review, have you seen it? So glad to think of
12seeing you, & having a talk.
14 O.S
The article by Arnold White appeared as: 'The Colonisation Report' The Contemporary Review April 1891 pp.609-19; it supports the mass colonisation of South Africa by Britain and his political views are antithetical to Schreiner's.