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Letter ReferenceHRC/OliveSchreinerLetters/OS-JohnHodgson/19
ArchiveHarry Ransom Center, University of Texas, Austin
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date After Start: Monday December 1916 ; Before End: March 1917
Address From19 Adam Street, Portman Square, Westminster, London
Address To
Who ToJohn Hodgson
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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. This letter has been dated by reference to when Schreiner was resident in Adam Street, which was between late December 1916 and March 1917.
119 Adam St
2Portman Sq.
5Dear Mr Hodgson
7Thank you so much for your letter.
9I should like to come on the 4th if I am ?ap well enough. Shall I meet
10you at the door of the theatre at 3 P.M.?
12I am so sorry you are not quite fit. Oh dear friend health health
13health is the great gift of life. It means all.
15I saw a Cape girl who is studying elocution. She tells me she heard
16Miss Ehrlich did so splendidly at her exams. I’m so glad.
18Thank you for what you say about my criticism
20I should love to see Miss Wickham. I have only a tiny little bedroom
21here; but if she came to see me we could go out & have tea somewhere.
23Yours ever
24Olive Schreiner