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Letter ReferenceHRC/OliveSchreinerLetters/OS-JohnHodgson/76
ArchiveHarry Ransom Center, University of Texas, Austin
Epistolary TypePostcard
Letter Date9 January 1917
Address From19 Adam Street, Portman Square, Westminster, London
Address To23 Rothersay Road, Luton, Bedfordshire
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 postcard, which is part of its Manuscript Collections. The date of this postcard is provided by the postmark; the addressee and the address it was sent to are on its front.
119 Adam St
2
3Thanks very much, but I am not going. It is too much trouble getting
4back in the cold & dark at night unless one can use the underground.
5
6Thank you much
7Olive Schreiner
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9^My two nieces have come home to ten days^
10
Notation
An unknown hand, probably Hodgson, has written 'Invitation to Plaatje's send off' onto this postcard. What Schreiner was not going to was the farewell reception for Plaatje which took place at Anderton's Hotel, Fleet Street, on 10 January 1917, organised by Georgiana Solomon. Among the interesting people there were Charlotte Despard and Sir Richard Winfrey. who both made speeches during the course of the presentation to Plaatje. Our grateful thanks to Brian Willan for this informtion.