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Letter ReferenceHRC/OliveSchreinerLetters/OS-JohnHodgson/31
ArchiveHarry Ransom Center, University of Texas, Austin
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date After Start: April 1915 ; Before End: May 1915
Address FromKensington Palace Mansions, De Vere Gardens, 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 Kensington Palace Mansions from October 1914 to July 1915. This letter is written on printed headed notepaper.
1Telephone: 3675 Kensington.
2Telegrams: Apartment, London.
4Kensington Palace Mansions & Hotel,
5De Vere Gardens, W.
7Dear Mr Hodgson
9Thank you very much but I don’t want to hear Mrs ?PFawcet – I
10would pay a good deal not to hear her! You know I am a peace woman, &
11I loath these war like women! She came out to South Africa during the
12war & tried to urge the English on in their most merciless courses
13towards the Boers?
15Sh I hardly ever see my niece; she is absorbed in searching for a flat
16to settle the family down, before her mother arrives from South Africa.
18Yours ever
19Olive Schreiner
21Thanks for the wire.