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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner: Mary Sauer MSC 26/2.11.96
ArchiveNational Library of South Africa, Special Collections, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateMonday August 1895
Address FromThe Homestead, Kimberley, Northern Cape
Address To
Who ToMary Sauer nee Cloete
Other VersionsRive 1987: 257
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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 month and year have been written on this letter in an unknown hand. Content indicates Schreiner was in Kimberley when it was written. Schreiner was resident in Kimberley from early August 1894 to November 1898.
1 Monday morning
2
3 Darling Mary
4
5 I send you a copy of the paper on the political situation: tell me
6freely what you think of it. How are you all?
7
8 I have made my little Baby's grave close by the house now & planted
9violets & lilies over it. It's such a comfort to me to look at it.
10Cron is as always sweet & tender to me. He sends his love to you.
11We've had our photos taken together: I'll send you a copy if they are
12good.
13
14 Yours ever & ever
15 Olive
16
Notation
The 'paper' referred to is The Political Situation. Rive's (1987) version omits part of this letter and is also in a number of respects incorrect.