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Letter ReferenceHRC/OliveSchreinerLetters/OS-JohnHodgson/2
ArchiveHarry Ransom Center, University of Texas, Austin
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date After Start: October 1914 ; Before End: February 1915
Address FromKensington Palace Mansions, De Vere Gardens, Kensington, 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 the Rebellion by Boer 'bitter-enders' against the South African government's support for Britain in World War I, which occurred between September 1914 and February 1915. Schreiner was resident at Kensington Palace Mansions from October 1914 to July 1915. The letter is written on printed headed notepaper.
1Telephone: 3675 Kensington.
2Telegrams: Apartment, London.
4Kensington Palace Mansions & Hotel,
5De Vere Gardens, W.
7Dear Mr Hodgson
9I agree entirely with your views. We will talk about South Africa when
10I’ve meet. I get no news ^from^ there, from letters, as they are all
11censored & contain none. But an English woman who has come from the
12Cape tells me that three weeks ago 11 men were executed in the Castle
13at Cape Town, 9 one day, & 2 the next. She said they were leading
14people, but she doesn’t know people in South Africa & had forgotten
15their names.
17Yes, I should like to go to hear Bernard Shaw, thank you. What time
18will you be here.
20I think I am going ^to try &^ see Kitchener
22Yours ever
23Olive Schreiner