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Letter ReferenceHRC/OliveSchreinerLetters/OS-JohnHodgson/51
ArchiveHarry Ransom Center, University of Texas, Austin
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateFriday 19 November 1915
Address FromMaer Lake, Bude, Cornwall
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 date has been written on this letter in an unknown hand.
1Maer Lake
3North Cornwall
6Dear Mr Hodgson
8Dont trouble to return those papers.
10I grow more and more sick of war; nothing is worth making a war for!
11If the nationalists in Africa had not taken up arms, if the Botharites
12had had not fought all would have been better off. You cant kill other
13men; even for freedom When this war is over what every nation will
14find is that they are worse off than before it started. ^From^ Serbia to
15England & Germany – no one will have gained.
17Yours ever
18Olive Schreiner
20^I am afraid our poor natives are coming in for a bad time in Africa.
21There is as little hope for them from the Botharites as the
22Nationalists, the English as the Dutch.^
24^Its only the native question that really matters in South Africa^