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Mr Martin

Reverend G.A. Martin (in some letters he is referred to as Martain) had formerly been a member of the liberal faction of the Dutch Reformed Church, but resigned his ministry at Aliwal North in 1865 and subsequently farmed at Ratel Hoek near Cradock, where Olive Schreiner was employed as governess to his children between May 1876 and March 1879.

For further information see:
Karel Schoeman (1991) Olive Schreiner: A Woman in South Africa 1855-1881 Johannesburg: Jonathan Ball
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