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Letter ReferenceMacFarlane-Muirhead/14
ArchiveMacFarlane Collection
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateJune 1897
Address From31 Lower Belgrave Street, Chester Square, Westminster, London
Address To
Who ToRobert Franklin ('Bob') Muirhead
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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 briefly lived at a number of addresses in Chester Square in June 1897.
131 Lower Belgrave St
2O W
4Dear Bob,
6Drop me a line some time if you feel you can. Give my love to your
7wife, & the dear little Waldo. I wish I could have seen him. It would
8have been a great joy to me; but I can’t come north. I’ve had two
9big-wig specialists here, & they say my heart is broken down, so I
10mustn’t go in a train if I can help it; so pe I’m saving my self
11till I can go to Italy or Africa. Perhaps next week they’ll let me
12go down by boat to Broadstairs or Margate for a time. It’s an awful
13pity you aren’t down here now, perhaps you could have come to
14Broadstairs, & we could have sat on the beach & seen one another.
16I hope all goes well with you dear old Laddie. Life is so short & it
17hurries away so, we must just make every moment as beautiful as we can.
19Good bye, dear boy. Much love to you all