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Letter ReferenceMacFarlane-Muirhead/32
ArchiveMacFarlane Collection
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateDecember 1915
Address From30 St Mary Abbotts Terrace, Kensington, 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 stayed in Bude in later November 1915 and left it for London at the end of the month.
1c/o Dr Corthorn
230 St Mary Abbotts Terrace
4London W.
6Dear Bob
8I found the air too damp & relaxing in Cornwall, & am back in London
9again. I just write to let you know I am here, so that if perhaps
10anything brings you to London I may perhaps see you.
12I wonder if I shall ever get north to see you all. I won’t try now
13till the winter is over.
15My love to you all
18I’ve not seen or heard any thing of my dear old Edward. I hope
19he’s fit: I afraid he thinks I’m very wicked because I don’t see
20any good in war. It’s to me about as unmixed an evil as cancer or
21syphilis. I hate it. Its only murder on a large scale.
23^I hope your not getting worse Bob. Its the physical malidies that hang
24about one like a weight round ones throat that matter.^