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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner: Mary Sauer MSC 26/2.11.30
ArchiveNational Library of South Africa, Special Collections, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateFriday 3 July 1891
Address FromCape Town, 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 letter in an unknown hand. Content indicates Schreiner was in Cape Town when it was written.
1 Friday Morning
3 Dear Mary,
5 My dear old drop of fresh dew! I think your dress will come by the
6Dunnottar on Monday. See about getting it at once. I'm not sure, but
7from what Dr Ellis says I think so. It will be so good. Would it not
8be a help to you then to come & dress in my tiny bedroom (if there's
9room!) on the 7th. I have to be out, but I will tell them to bring you
10hot water & your dresses won't get so tumbled as going a long way in a
11cab. I'm not going as Wilfred is not going & it's his last night with
12me. Thank Mr Sauer for his note, & give him ^my^ affectionate greetings.
14 I'm coming out soon. I've just got my English letters. It's always so
15beautiful to get them. The world is so beautiful & full of love &
16sympathy, & in the long run one gets so much more than one deserves.
18 Love to Effie & Ella. If you are going to the house in the evening
19come & look me up. I work all day, & like to do nothing after 6.
21 Your Olive