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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner: Mary Sauer MSC 26/2.11.60
ArchiveNational Library of South Africa, Special Collections, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateMonday 20 February 1893
Address FromMiddelburg, Eastern Cape
Address To
Who ToMary Sauer nee Cloete
Other VersionsRive 1987: 220
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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.
1 Middelburg
2 Monday
4 My darling Mary,
6 Write & tell me what you think about the going to England. Write to Mr
7Fuller about cabin if you decide to go Tartar April 28th
9 Good bye dear
10 Olive
12 There is a report that I'm going to get married as soon as I get to
13England. All my friends are writing to congratulate me but I don't
14know whom it is to!
16 OS
Rive's (1987) version omits part of this letter and is also in a number of respects incorrect.