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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner: Georgiana Solomon MSC 26/2.13.4
ArchiveNational Library of South Africa, Special Collections, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateWednesday 19 October 1916
Address FromDawson Place Mansions, Pembridge Square, Kensington, London
Address ToClarensville, Patterson Road, Hampstead, London
Who ToGeorgiana Solomon
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The Project is grateful to the National Library of South Africa (NLSA), Cape Town, for kindly allowing us to transcribe this Olive Schreiner letter, which is part of its Special Collections. The date has of this letter been derived from the postmark on an attached envelope, which also provides the address it was sent to. ‘Censored’ has been written on the envelope. The letter is on embossed headed notepaper which has been crossed through.
2The Park,
5 Dawson Place Mansions
6 Pembridge Sq
7 Wednesday
9 Dear Mrs Solomon
11 Mr Hodgson was delighted with his visit to you. Would it be possible
12for him & myself to meet Solomon Platje at your house on Sunday
13afternoon? I could ask him to meet him here, but I have no private
14room & we could have no real talk in a room crowded with other people.
15If I should be unable to come at the last moment Mr Hodgson might
16still come & meet him. But I am better & shall try to come we had
17better meet rather early, if you are so good as to have us as it gets
18dark so early, about 3 o'clock.
20 I hope you wont think I am taking a liberty in asking this. But I know
21it would be such a pleasure to Mr Hodgson if you can. You might write
22direct to him
24 23 Rothersay Rd
25 Luton
26 Beds
28 Your very lovingly
29 Olive Schreiner