"Getting in Dutch vice president of Women's Enfranchisement League, Mrs MacFadyen, we have to educate women in South Africa slowly" Read the full letter
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Letter ReferenceHRC/OliveSchreinerLetters/OS-JohnHodgson/17
ArchiveHarry Ransom Center, University of Texas, Austin
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date After Start: Monday 1914 ; Before End: 1915
Address From30 St Mary Abbotts Terrace, Kensington, 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. Schreiner was resident at St Mary Abbotts Terrace for a number of periods in early and late 1914 and then in 1915.
130 St Mary Abbotts Terrace
2Kensington
3Monday
4
5Dear Mr Hodgson
6
7I am not very fit – or would have written before. I should like to
8come with you on Thursday evening to see Miss ?Poutney act, if that
9suits you. If I shouldn’t be well enough I’ll send you a post card
10on Tuesday evening which will reach you Wednesday morning, saying I
11can’t come; but I’m sure I shall be better This war takes much out
12of one - & what for – what for.
13
14Things in the Cape look as bad as they can be.
15
16Yours
17Olive Schreiner
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