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Letters and papers of others, 1900-1902, n.d.

MS. Hobhouse 2

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Folder 1: 'Statement Re Miss Hobhouse's Forcible Removal From The 'Avondale Castle' On Thursday, October 31st, 1901', typed onto a roll of fabric, likely by Mrs Anna Purcell and Miss Betty Molteno.

On the reverse side (faded) are additional accounts, including 'Mrs Heine[?]'s Letter to her Parents (Rev. and Mrs Louw of the Raal[?] after her Brother's (William Hofmeyr Louw) Execution at Colesburg Nov. 1901'.

Folder 2: Letters and papers of others, 1900-1903, n.d. Several letters in this file have been typewritten and annotated by Hobhouse in preparation for an autobiographical work c.1925. Includes:
  1. Letters to Hobhouse from Elizabeth Maria (Betty) Molteno, Caroline Murray, Anna Purcell and Alice Greene, 1901-1902
  2. Two handwritten copies of 'Interview with Mrs Fawcett, Lady Knox and Miss Deane', 1901
  3. Writing by Francis Chavasse, Bishop of Liverpool, in reply to the Swiss Evangelical Appeal, with photocopied newspaper cutting of Neville Chamberlain's response to Chavasse, 1901
Folder 3: Letters and papers sent to Hobhouse and arranged by her as 'Letters from foreigners', 1901-1902, n.d. Includes:
  1. Printed text 'To The English People', in English and French, 1901
  2. Resolutions adopted by the Philadelphia Committee for Relief of Boer Women and Children in South Africa, 1901
  3. Letter by Marie Krause regarding Hobhouse's arrest, 1901
  4. Typescript narrative describing the experiences of a Dutch family in one of the concentration camps, n.d.


  • 1900-1902, n.d.


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MS. Hobhouse 2

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Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom