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Letter ReferenceHRC/OliveSchreinerLetters/OS-JohnHodgson/97
ArchiveHarry Ransom Center, University of Texas, Austin
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateThursday 5 April 1917
Address From9 Porchester Place, Edgware Road, Westminster, 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. The date has been written on this letter in an unknown hand. Schreiner was resident at Porchester Place from early April 1917 until August 1920, when she left Britain for South Africa.
1Porchester Place
2Edgware Rd
3W 1
4Thursday
5
6Dear Mr Hodgson
7
8I was so disappointed not to be able to go on Sunday to the play. I
9was too ill. Thank-you.
10
11Have you read the really shameful article in the Fortnightly for
12Africa on the new Native Land Act. The article is on Louie Botha, but
13it is really written to show what a splendid thing for the natives the
14new land act is.
15
16Do come & see me when you are able. I’ve got a nice little sitting
17room here, & a telephone – which is a great comfort The landladys
18name is Smith, if you want to find the telephone no.
19
20Yours with thanks for the ticket,
21Olive Schreiner
22
Notation
The 'really shameful article is: John H. Harris (1917) "General Botha - Statesman" Fortnightly Review April 1917 pp.652-60; Harris was Secretary of the Aborigines Protection Society but also a supporter of the Natives Land Act and other retrograde measures then being instituted in South Africa.