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Letter ReferenceHRC/OliveSchreinerLetters/OS-JohnHodgson/23
ArchiveHarry Ransom Center, University of Texas, Austin
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date After Start: Thursday September 1915 ; Before End: December 1914
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. Dot Schreiner arrived in Britain in January 1915.
1c/o Dr Alice Corthorn
230 St Mary Abbotts Terrace
7Dear Mr Hodgson
9Thanks for your letter & the enclosure. The one of your papers I like
10best is the one you wrote in Canada.
12Flying must be splendid. I could howl when I see an airship going up &
13I’m not in it!
15I have never been to see any of Wagner’s operas. I am going with the
16Pethick Lawrences
to see Parsifal on the 2nd. I should much like to
17see the Meister singer. I think it must be one of the best. Tonight I
18am going with Edward Carpenter to hear one of Beethovens symphonies, -
19the first real music for over 20 years! I am going again on Saturday
20night if I can hear the 9th.
22Do you know any of Ed Carpenters books? “Towards Democracy” &
23“England’s Ideal” &c. The He’s a wonderfully beautiful & noble
24character. If my friend Dr Alice Corthorn can go o can go with me on
25Saturday, I shall be engaged that evening, otherwise I’ve not made
26any engagements for the evenings yet.
28Yours ever
29Olive Schreiner
31PS. Did I tell you that my niece Lyndall Schreiner (Dot) is coming to
32England at the end of this year when she will have passed her final L.
33L.B. to spend a year in Europe. She & her brother, who will have ended
34his Cambridge course by that time, & her younger sister who’s
35studying medicine will take a flat in London for the year, & have a
36splendid time.
The books referred to are: Edward Carpenter (1885) Towards Democracy Manchester: John Heywood; Edward Carpenter (1885) England's Ideal Manchester: John Heywood.