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|Letter Reference||Colenso Papers, MSS. Afr. s. 1293/8, 4-5
|Archive||Bodleian Library of Commonwealth and African Studies, Rhodes House, University of Oxford
After Start: Saturday October 1914
; Before End: December 1914
|Address From||Kensington Palace Mansions, De Vere Gardens, Kensington, London
|Who To||Sophie Colenso nee Frankland (m.1880)
The manuscript of this letter by Olive Schreiner belongs to the Archive referenced above; its ownership of the original should be acknowledged by referencing the letter as indicated: Copyright transcription: © Olive Schreiner Letters Project. This transcription can be freely used as long as copyright is acknowledged and it is referenced using the following citation: ‘Olive Schreiner to Sophie Colenso nee Frankland (m.1880), October 1914, Bodleian Library of Commonwealth and African Studies, Rhodes House, University of Oxford, Olive Schreiner Letters Project transcription’. Please also supply letter line numbers for specific quotations.
The Project is grateful to the Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford, for allowing us to transcribe this Olive Schreiner letter, which is part of their Special Collections. The year has been written on the letter in an unknown hand. Schreiner was resident at Kensington Palace Mansions from late October 1914 to late July 1915. The letter is on printed headed notepaper.
1: Kensington Palace Mansions & Hotel
2: De Vere Gardens, W.
3: Telephone: 3675 Kensington. Telegram: Apartment, London
7: Dear Mrs Colenso
9: Thank you for your letter. I should much like to come out & see you
10: some day, but I could not stay the night as I find the country too wet
11: in winter.
13: My heart feels much draw to all people who are pacifists in this
14: terrible time. Worse than any of the physical suffering, is the hate &
15: the complex moral evils which come from war.
17: I hope I shall be able to come & see you some day soon.
19: Yours very sincerely,
20: Olive Schreiner
22: I did not have the pleasure of seeing your dear sister in law before I
23: left South Africa as I live in such a far distant part. She is
24: certainly one of the greatest women South Africa possesses.