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Letter ReferenceBertrand Russell: Box 5.44, Document 710.0557091
ArchiveBertrand Russell Archive, McMaster University
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date After Start: October 1914 ; Before End: July 1915
Address FromKensington Palace Mansions, De Vere Gardens, Kensington, London
Address To
Who ToBertrand Russell
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The Project is grateful to the Bertrand Russell Archives (William Ready Division of Archives and Research Collections, McMaster University Library, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada) for kindly allowing us to transcribe this Olive Schreiner letter to Bertrand Russell. A 28 August 1914 date has been written on this letter in two different unknown hands. The letter is on printed headed notepaper. Schreiner was resident at Kensington Palace Mansions from October 1914 to July 1915 and thus was not there in August in either year, and therefore the approximate dating of the letter.
1Telephone: 3675 Kensington.
2Telegrams: Apartment, London.
4Kensington Palace Mansions & Hotel,
5De Vere Gardens, W.
7Dear Mr Russell
9I have just heard from Miss Ford. Could you come & see me tomorrow
10(Tuesday) afternoon at 4. If that does not suit could you come
11Wednesday at the same hour. Would to telephone to me 3675 Kensington.
12I have so greatly valued what you have said on the war.
14Yours sincerely
15Olive Schreiner
'What you have said on the war' could refer to one or more of Russell's many anti-war publications or to a topic he had spoken about at a meeting. For his anti-war writings, see (ed, 1988) Richard A. Hempel Bertrand Russell: His Works vol. 13 ‘Prophecy and Dissent’ 1914-1916 London: Unwin; and (ed, 1995) Richard A. Hempel Bertrand Russell: His Works vol. 14 ‘Pacifism and Revolution’ 1914-1918 London: Routledge.