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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner: Mary Sauer MSC 26/2.11.24
ArchiveNational Library of South Africa, Special Collections, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateMay 1891
Address From2 Sydenham Terrace, Hof Street, Gardens, Cape Town, Western Cape
Address To
Who ToMary Sauer nee Cloete
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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 date has been written on this letter in an unknown hand.
1 2 Sydenham Terrace
2 Hof Street
3 Gardens
4
5 Just got your letter, darling Mary. Am moving into Bertram House, that
6house at the top of the Avenue, I may ^tomorrow^ can't come out tomorrow
7I fear. I'll try to, but you must just go out as if I weren't. If I do
8come it will be late in the evening. If I can't come tomorrow, I'll
9come on Sunday afternoon, & perhaps stay the night.
10
11 I long to see you & the children so. Good bye.
12
13 Olive
14
15 But if any thing nice turns up for Tuesday dear, don't put it off,
16because I might be prevented. I seem not to have had one moment since
17I came to town. It's so bad to have been here so long & never seen you.
18 If I stay on at Bertram House it will be a nice convenient place for
19you to come whenever you come to town. I long so to be back at
20Matjesfontein, but I can't beare to leave Mrs Marriott. You will like
21them both so much if you come to see them.
22
23 ^I'll lend you the copy of Towards Democracy that Edward Carpenter has
24just sent me.^
25
Notation
The book referred to is: Edward Carpenter (1885) Towards Democracy Manchester: John Heywood.