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After Start: July 1915
; Before End: October 1915
|Address From||Trevaldwyn, Llandrindod Wells, Wales
|Who To||Robert Franklin ('Bob') Muirhead
The manuscript of this letter by Olive Schreiner belongs to the Archive referenced above; its ownership of the original should be acknowledged by referencing the letter as indicated: Copyright transcription: © Olive Schreiner Letters Project. This transcription can be freely used as long as copyright is acknowledged and it is referenced using the following citation: ‘Olive Schreiner to Robert Franklin ('Bob') Muirhead, July 1915, MacFarlane Collection, Olive Schreiner Letters Project transcription’. Please also supply letter line numbers for specific quotations.
The Project is grateful to Mrs Hazel MacFarlane for kindly allowing us to transcribe this Olive Schreiner letter to Bob Muirhead, which is part of the MacFarlane family collection of Muirhead Papers, Special Collections, University of Glasgow Library. Schreiner stayed in Llandrindodd Wells from July to October 1915. The letter is written on printed headed notepaper.
1: ^c/o Dr Parker^
3: Llandrindod Wells.
5: Dear Bob
7: Thanks for your letter. I never go to peace meetings if I can help it:
8: they always make me so “sick on the stomach” as the little boy
9: said about Latin. Under the guise of talking about peace half the
10: speakers ^are^ always praising na themselves & their own nation. All the
11: other nations are so wicked, ?we are the people & wisdom shall die
12: with them. Your brother-in-law must be a straight clear seeing man.
13: I’d like to meet him.
15: I shall be leaving for London next Monday week; eight days from
16: tomorrow. My address there will be 2 Campden Hill Square W. Its close
17: to Nottinghill Station. Very easy to get at if ever you should be
18: coming to London. But I’m afraid there’s not much hope of that! I
19: do wish, Bob, you could get some work that would make life easier for
20: you all. Times seem getting harder & harder for every one. And things
21: are nothing to what they will be if the war goes on.
23: I suppose theres no more news of the invention! Its seems they have
24: plenty of all kinds
26: I hope I’ll be able to come in the spring & stay with your sisters &
27: see you all.
29: Yours with love to Lene