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Letter ReferenceMacFarlane-Muirhead/37
ArchiveMacFarlane Collection
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date13 May 1920
Address From9 Porchester Place, Edgware Road, Westminster, London
Address To64 Great George Street, Hillhead, Glasgow, Scotland
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. The address the letter was sent to is provided by an attached envelope; however it is uncertain that the envelope originally contained this particular letter, as it is postmarked 15 February 1919.
1May 13th 1920
29 Porchester Place
3Edgware Rd
4London
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6Dear old Bob
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8Thank you for your letter, & for your letter in the paper you sent me.
9I haven’t been writing to practically any one for a long time If
10I’m well enough I’m going back to Africa in August. I can’t
11stand this climate any more. But its not sure that I’ll be able.
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13I feel more hopeful of the worlds future than I’ve been for a long
14time. The dawn will come though its far far off still.
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16It was rather fine, the working men refusing to load that ship with
17the guns for the Poles. What a strange terrible part France is
18playing? Will the better element in her ever gain control?
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20I would like to see you again if ^before^ I go to Africa – but I
21suppose there’s not much chance of that. I can’t come north as I
22can’t walk now without attacks of angina pectoris coming on. Do
23write & tell me how you all are. Dont quite forget your old friend
24Olive
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26Love to Lene & the children
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