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Letter ReferenceHRC/OliveSchreinerLetters/OS-JohnHodgson/22
ArchiveHarry Ransom Center, University of Texas, Austin
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateThursday September 1918
Address From9 Porchester Place, Edgware Road, Westminster, London
Address To
Who ToJohn Hodgson
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Legend
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. This letter has been dated with reference to Schreiner’s weekend visit to the Pethick-Lawrence’s country house in September 1918. Schreiner was resident at Porchester Place from early April 1917 until August 1920, when she left Britain for South Africa.
1Thursday
2
3Dear Mr Hodgson,
4
5Thank you so much for all the pleasure I had last night. I would give
6anything to go on Sunday, but have just remembered an engage-ment for
7Sunday after noon. Shall try to get out on a bus to Richmond in the
8morning, just to see the green.
9
10The next Sunday I have to to the Pethick Lawrences in the country The
11Sunday after that I’m free.
12
13Be sure to come on the 6th with your friend. Dr Corthorn has sent you
14an invitation card.
15
16Yours in great haste
17OS
18
19Please find enclosed stamps for 2/-. with thanks.
20
21Will give you your MS on the 6th. There’s something I like in all your
22writing: its freshness & spontaneity.
23
24OS
25
Notation
What Hodgson’s manuscript was cannot be established.