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|Letter Date||December 1915
|Address From||30 St Mary Abbotts Terrace, Kensington, London
|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, December 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 Bude in later November 1915 and left it for London at the end of the month.
1: c/o Dr Corthorn
2: 30 St Mary Abbotts Terrace
4: London W.
6: Dear Bob
8: I found the air too damp & relaxing in Cornwall, & am back in London
9: again. I just write to let you know I am here, so that if perhaps
10: anything brings you to London I may perhaps see you.
12: I wonder if I shall ever get north to see you all. I won’t try now
13: till the winter is over.
15: My love to you all
18: I’ve not seen or heard any thing of my dear old Edward. I hope
19: he’s fit: I afraid he thinks I’m very wicked because I don’t see
20: any good in war. It’s to me about as unmixed an evil as cancer or
21: syphilis. I hate it. Its only murder on a large scale.
23: ^I hope your not getting worse Bob. Its the physical malidies that hang
24: about one like a weight round ones throat that matter.^