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Letter ReferenceMacFarlane-Muirhead/24
ArchiveMacFarlane Collection
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date After Start: June 1914 ; Before End: July 1914
Address FromHotel Augusta Victoria, Bad Nauheim, Germany
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 stayed at the Hotel Augusta Victoria in Bad Nauheim from early June to early July 1914. This letter is written on printed headed notepaper. The start and end of the letter appear to be missing.
1Hotel Augusta Victoria
2Bad Nauheim
4[page/s missing] but as I don’t know any one in the whole country except one woman in
5Bavaria & one in the north, it will be too lonely when my brother is
6gone. As I get older I feel a curious clinging to human beings I
7didn’t feel when I was young. Perhaps it is because I’ve been so
8many years alone in the desert.
10Write to me here if you’ve time & inclination My permanent address is
11c/o Standard Bank
1210 Clement’s Lane
13Lombard Street
14London.. I shall not be staying at Dr Corthorns when I go back.
16It was wonderfully good to see you Bob so utterly unchanged. My little
17niece & my nephew both fell quite in love with you.
19I’d like to see a little more of you before I leave, but Glasgows a
20long way off. Is there any nice quiet place near to Glasgow but out of
21the smoke
, where I could hire rooms or go to a little inn? [page/s missing]