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Letter ReferenceHRC/OliveSchreinerLetters/OS-JohnHodgson/30
ArchiveHarry Ransom Center, University of Texas, Austin
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateApril 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. Schreiner was resident at Kensington Palace Mansions from October 1914 to July 1915. This letter is on printed headed notepaper. The Beethoven concert was in April 1915.
1Telephone: 3675 Kensington.
2Telegrams: Apartment, London.
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4Kensington Palace Mansions & Hotel,
5De Vere Gardens, W.
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7Dear Mr Hodgson
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9I often go to Hampstead, almost every day when its very hot to
10Golder’s Green. I am going to try & get rooms there
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12I haven’t been able to read your letter to Miss Wickam. I find it so
13impossible now my heart is so bad to read anything that is not printed;
14 & I’m so busy trying to write whenever I’m a little better that
15I’ve not even opened my last weeks Cape news papers, which are very
16interesting just now as they give accounts of the investigations in
17Parliament into the causes of the Rising at the Cape.
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19My little niece Ursula has just returned from France where she has
20been nursing the French wounded. She is here for a three weeks holiday.
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22I was going to a Beethoven concert last night, but when the time came
23I found it was so hot I couldn’t manage it. A great disappointment.
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25Yours ever
26O Schreiner
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