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Letter ReferenceMacFarlane-Muirhead/15
ArchiveMacFarlane Collection
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date16 July 1897
Address FromMorley's Hotel, Trafalgar Square, 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. This letter is by and from Olive Schreiner, with Cronwright-Schreiner having acted as her amanuensis or secretary.
1Morley’s Hotel
2Trafalgar Square
3London W.C.
416th July. 97
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6My dear Bob
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8(Olive says you areBob”)
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10Your note arrived yesterday. Our plans are pretty definitely fixed now.
11 We leave for S. Africa not later than the 21st August, and it is
12almost certain that we shall sail on that date. The Drs say that Olive
13will get no better & that she will do no work here, & have ordered her
14back to the Cape. If we could get suitable cabins, we should leave
15earlier than the date fixed.
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17On Monday we go to Eastbourne; our stay there depends on Olive’s
18health: we hope to unreadable.
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20She says she hopes so much you may be able to come to see her before
21she leaves, for she can’t travel so far, & would be so disappointed
22if she went without having seen you. I too am hoping to meet you.
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24Address
25New College Junior School
26Eastbourne
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28Yours very sincerely,
29S.C. CronwrightSchreiner
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