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Letter ReferenceHRC/OliveSchreinerLetters/OS-JOANHodgson/5
ArchiveHarry Ransom Center, University of Texas, Austin
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date21 September 1919
Address FromPorchester Place, Edgware Road, Westminster, London
Address To
Who ToJoan Hodgson nee Wickham
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The Project is grateful to the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, the University of Texas at Austin, for kindly allowing us to transcribe this Olive Schreiner letter, which is part of its Manuscript Collections. The date has been written on this letter in an unknown hand. Schreiner was resident at Porchester Place from early April 1917 until August 1920, when she left Britain for South Africa.
1Dear Joan
3Mary-Elizabeth is lovely – I shall get to love her name in time. I
4hope my visit did not tire you ^too much^. Dear, I told the voice on the
5telephone not to let me come if you had other visitors – but she ^it^
6may not have heard my voice. I don’t think you should have more than
7one visitor ^a day^ till you are up. You have more milk the quieter you
8keep. I think you look lovelier & better than I ever saw you.
10I’m glad I’m not in a nursing home – but you have the darling
11Mary-Elizabeth to keep you company. Well’s & Mrs White’s little
12girl is called “Anna-Jane”, & that sterner than Mary-Elizabeth
13even! I guess John is just delighted with the small person.
15I don’t know that bed isn’t the warmest place to be in in this
16weather, & I hope you feel cosy.
18Your small Aunt