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Letter ReferenceHRC/OliveSchreinerLetters/OS-JohnHodgson/24
ArchiveHarry Ransom Center, University of Texas, Austin
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date After Start: Friday January 1916 ; Before End: May 1916
Address FromAlexi, 31 The Park, Hampstead, 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 can be dated by reference to when Schreiner was resident at The Park, which was between January and May 1916.
1Alexi
231 The Park,
3Hampstead
4Friday
5
6Dear Mr Hodgson
7
8Thanks I should love to come on I am not sure (the posts are so
9irregular now) whether this letter will reach you tomorrow though I am
10posting it at once. If it doesnt & I go to Kensington I may find you
11gone already. But I’ll try to be there by 11 I can only travel by bus,
12& No, if you care to take the trouble come & meet me here, at 10. I
13will be ready. If you don’t turn up I’ll know you found it took
14too long to come. I am close to Golder’s Green station, but I
15can’t go in the under ground. I would of by the ^20^ bus to Kensington
16High Street; & there take the 33 to Richmond. I often go that way for
17a drive.
18
19This is how you get to me
20 [sketch of address]
21
22
23You get out at Golder’s Green station take the third turning on the
24left right going up the Great North End Road; then you come to a
25little street called Park Drive which turns into a street called The Park.
26 The first big house at the corner is Alexi. I shall be ready at 10.
27If you don’t come I shall know you thought it would take too long to
28come. I must not be later than 5. as I have to go & dine at my
29brothers at Cadogan Sq.
30
31I shall like very much to go if you can manage it. Thanks
32OS
33
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