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Letter ReferenceHRC/OliveSchreinerLetters/OS-JohnHodgson/39
ArchiveHarry Ransom Center, University of Texas, Austin
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date After Start: Saturday February 1915 ; Before End: June 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 can be dated by reference to when Dot Schreiner arrived in Britain in January 1915, but before Fan Schreiner arrived from South Africa in June 1915. Schreiner was resident at Kensington Palace Mansions from October 1914 to July 1915.
1Saturday
2
3Dear Mr Hodgson
4
5I enjoyed yesterday evening very much. Your friend is most charming. I
6didn’t refer to South African matters as Dot was there. Her father
7is a strong Botharite & believer in the war, so I never refer to South
8African matters or the war to Dot.
9
10I don’t know what her views are but I expect they are like her
11fathers. If I love people I never dis-cuss the things on which I
12differ with them, unless they want me to. What evening & what time is
13the Bernard Shaw lecture?
14
15Yours ever
16Olive Schreiner
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