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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner: Mary Sauer MSC 26/2.11.65
ArchiveNational Library of South Africa, Special Collections, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateTuesday August 1893
Address FromMillthorpe, Holmesfield, Sheffield, Yorkshire
Address To
Who ToMary Sauer nee Cloete
Other VersionsRive 1987: 223
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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 year has been written on this letter in an unknown hand. Schreiner stayed in Carpenter's house in Millthorpe while he was away from around 7 to 29 August 1893.
1 Millthorpe
2 Holmsfield
3 nr Sheffield
4Tuesday
5
6 My dear Mary,
7
8 Did you get my letters from St Leonards? I only got yours here today.
9
10 I found St Leonards too ho relaxing & have come up here, to Ed
11Carpenters
& taken a tiny two roomed cottage. I am so uncertain of my
12movements darling, it all depends on letters from others which I may
13get any day whether I remain in Europe or return to Africa. If I
14remain
here I shall go abroad to Italy early in September & if it were
15possible for you to go too, it would be so lovely.
16
17 Good bye.
18
19 My Mary: let me hear from you soon. I am so sorry my plans are so
20unsettled but everything about me is unsettled ^now.
21
22 Your Olive^
23
Notation
Rive's (1987) version omits part of this letter and is also in a number of respects incorrect.