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Letter ReferenceHRC/OliveSchreinerLetters/OS-JohnHodgson/44
ArchiveHarry Ransom Center, University of Texas, Austin
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date After Start: July 1920 ; Before End: August 1920
Address From9 Porchester Place, Edgware Road, 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. The year has been written on this letter by John Hodgson, also commenting ?Aunt Olive?s last letter to me. She died 10.12.20 at Cape Town (Wynberg)?. Schreiner was resident at Porchester Place from early April 1917 until August 1920, when she left Britain for South Africa.
1Dear John,
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3Im so sorry but I’m too unfit to go anywhere It would have been
4beautiful to see you all again.
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6I hope my husband will be able to come & see some day for a week-end.
7He says of all the men friends I ever introduced him to he feels most
8sympathy with you. He is so interested in machinery & mechanics, & in
9poetry, all the things you care about.
10
11My love to you dear three
12from Aunt Olive
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