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Letter ReferenceHRC/OliveSchreinerLetters/OS-JohnHodgson/94
ArchiveHarry Ransom Center, University of Texas, Austin
Epistolary TypeLettercard
Letter Date After Start: April 1916 ; Before End: December 1916
Address Fromna
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 address it was sent to is on this letter-card; however the postmark is completely illegible. It has been tentatively dated around when Schreiner's friend Haldane Murray was killed in German East Africa, in April 1916; however, Schreiner’s reference to ‘one of my dearest friends’ might concern some other male friend.
1Dear John
3I am so sorry Joan has been ill. Give her my dear love. She must take
4care of her splendid vitality. I fear she has worked too hard.
6I don’t want to hear the Webbs; but I would like to hear Shaw &
7Johnson. I have just heard that one of my dearest friends from Africa
8is wounded seriously. What are these little air raids compared to what
10^the youth of the world is going through.^