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Letter ReferenceHRC/OliveSchreinerLetters/OS-JohnHodgson/90
ArchiveHarry Ransom Center, University of Texas, Austin
Epistolary TypeLettercard
Letter DateOctober 1917
Address From9 Porchester Place, Edgware Road, Westminster, London
Address To23 Rothersay Road, Luton, Bedfordshire
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 lettercard, which is part of its Manuscript Collections. The month and year of this letter-card are derived from the postmark, while the day is illegible; the address it was sent to is on the card. Schreiner was resident at Porchester Place from early April 1917 until August 1920, when she left Britain for South Africa.
1Dear John
3I feel quite anx-ious at getting no news of you & Joan for such a long
4time. Send me a card to say all is well. We are having air raids here
5every night I think it foolish for the people to attack the Gov
6because of them I don’t know how they can prevent them! A house has
7been largely destroyed & a woman killed six doors up the street here,
8& last night one of our own bombs fell on a house 200 yards from this one.
10^Yours ever^