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Letter ReferenceHRC/OliveSchreinerLetters/OS-JohnHodgson/26
ArchiveHarry Ransom Center, University of Texas, Austin
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date7 October 1915
Address FromLlandrindod Wells, Wales
Address To
Who ToJohn Hodgson
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Legend
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 at Camden Hill Crescent, which was in October and November 1915.
1Llandrindod Wells
2Wales
3Oct 7th
4
5Dear Mr Hodgson
6
7I am sending you the two poems, which I had mislaid among my papers.
8
9I am returning to London likely ^the end of^ next week: I shall be
10staying at 2 Campden Hill Square with my friends the Brackenburys till
11I can find a small flat or quarters of some kind for my self. My
12address in London will be be 2 Campden Hill Square W. But I’ll let
13you know before I leave this hoping I shall see you & have a long talk
14some time. Of all the nations taking part in the war, the Bulgarians
15have the most of my sympathy because they have been so very badly by
16the big powers
17
18I met an English officer the other day, & he tells me the damage done
19by the Zeppelins amounts to quite £2, 500, 000) & a half (two
20millions and a half!) so one doesn’t know where the truth is! I can
21not believe for a moment Germany will have all the success you spoke
22of in your letter. She is losing too many men.
23
24I think it will all end in a draw, every body losing.
25
26Yours ever
27Olive Schreiner
28
Notation
The 'two poems' Schreiner refers to cannot be established.