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Letter ReferenceHRC/OliveSchreinerLetters/OS-JohnHodgson/59
ArchiveHarry Ransom Center, University of Texas, Austin
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateWednesday 13 October 1916
Address FromDawson Place Mansions, Pembridge Square, 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. The date has been written on this letter in an unknown hand as 12 December, However, the letter referred to is dated October 1916, thus the re-dating of this letter..
1Dawson Place Mansions
2Pembridge Sq
3Wednes-day
4
5Dear Mr Hodgson
6
7Thank you for those lovely, very lovely, flowers. I had been out for a
8drive on the top of a bus to get air, & when I came back just felt I
9couldn’t go into the house, one feels such a horror of the room
10where you have been so much alone. I made myself go in however, &
11there I found your beautiful flowers & a note from Rose Ehrlich. It
12made all go bright. Thank you.
13
14Did Mrs Solomon say she would arrange for you to meet Solomon Platje?
15I would arrange for you to come & meet him here, but the only
16sittingrooms are so crowded with people that one can’t sit & talk. I
17am writing to Mrs Solomon to arrange for us both to meet Solomon
18Platje
at her home on Sunday afternoon. Could you come then. I am
19going to read Treits-chke’s history of the 19th Century in Germany.
20A friend has leant me the first volume. I know I shall be bitterly
21opposed to his out-look; but the fa (as I am to all imperialism &
22exagerated nationalism) but the facts will be very interesting. At
23least he will be straight forward as “The Morning Post” is. If you
24are an Imperialist be one through & through. Let me know by return of
25post if you could come to Mrs Solomon’s on Sunday.
26
27Yours ever,
28Olive Schreiner
29
30^It would be nice is Miss Ehrlich could come too.^
31
Notation
The book referred to is: Heinrich Gotthard von Treitschke (1915) Treitschke’s History of Germany in the Nineteenth Century London: Jarrold & Sons.