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Letter ReferenceHRC/OliveSchreinerLetters/OS-JohnHodgson/87
ArchiveHarry Ransom Center, University of Texas, Austin
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date18 June 1917
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 date has been written on this letter in an unknown hand.
19 Porchester Place
2Edgware Rd
4Dear John
6I wonder if you saw the air raid? It was a wonderful & impressive
7thing. I got out on my little balcony & saw 9 at once sailing very
8slowly right up above. The guns & bombs made it a huge battle of
9sounds. But the most unforgettable thing was the sound of doves &
10little birds flying about in the greatest fright & distress almost
11trying to come in at the windows. I hope Joan is quite strong & fit
12after your lively holiday.
14My love to you both
15Aunt Olive
17Did I tell you that my niece Ursula is to be married next month to a
18Dr Percy Scott, the head of the hospital in France where she nursed.