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Letter ReferenceHRC/OliveSchreinerLetters/OS-JohnHodgson/50
ArchiveHarry Ransom Center, University of Texas, Austin
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateTuesday 19 October 1915
Address FromLlandrindod Wells, Wales
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. Schreiner first stayed in Llandrindod Wells from late July to late October 1915, and then again from mid June to mid September 1916.
1Oct 19th 1915
2Tuesday
3
4Dear Mr Hodgson
5
6I shall be coming up to London on Tuesday (to-day week) Would
7Thurs-day evening at 6.45. at Holborn Restaurant suit you? If either
8of us change our plans we can let the other know, but unless something
9very unexpected happens I shall be there. I suppose the busses still
10run? If they don’t I can’t go anywhere as I can’t do the underground
11at all.
12
13I enclose a cutting from the Globe you may have missed. Jan Smuts is a
14man of blood. It breaks my heart that he should have come to this.
15Botha while ignorant & un-educated is a far more human man. I don’t
16think Germany has ever dreamed of taking Northern countries Her
17ambitions have all been South-ward & Eastward.
18
19I am too ignorant as to how the Bulgarians are armed to form any
20opinions as to their strength. Of all the nations who have taken part
21in this war, ^Bulgaria^ has most of my sympathy. She was shamefully
22treated by the great powers. If you know of any good books on the
23Balkans, & it is not too much trouble would you put the names down for
24me. I want to get them when I come to London. Travels, history,
25anything.
26
27I do hope to God there will not be civil war in South Africa
28
29Yours ever
30Olive Schreiner
31
32My London address I think I gave you
332 Campden Hill Sq
34W.
35
36^its^ close to Notting Hill Station. I have not done much at my peace
37booklet lately but hope to finish it soon. Its on the principles
38underlying human peace & war generally.
39
Notation
The ‘peace booklet’ Schreiner refers to is to her never completed ‘The Dawn of Civilization’.