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Letter ReferenceMacFarlane-Muirhead/30
ArchiveMacFarlane Collection
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date After Start: July 1915 ; Before End: October 1915
Address FromTrevaldwyn, Llandrindod Wells, Wales
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 Llandrindodd Wells from July to October 1915. The letter is written on printed headed notepaper.
1^c/o Dr Parker^
2Trevaldwyn,
3Llandrindod Wells.
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5Dear Bob
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7Thanks for your letter. I never go to peace meetings if I can help it:
8they always make me so “sick on the stomach” as the little boy
9said about Latin. Under the guise of talking about peace half the
10speakers ^are^ always praising na themselves & their own nation. All the
11other nations are so wicked, ?we are the people & wisdom shall die
12with them. Your brother-in-law must be a straight clear seeing man.
13I’d like to meet him.
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15I shall be leaving for London next Monday week; eight days from
16tomorrow. My address there will be 2 Campden Hill Square W. Its close
17to Nottinghill Station. Very easy to get at if ever you should be
18coming to London. But I’m afraid there’s not much hope of that! I
19do wish, Bob, you could get some work that would make life easier for
20you all. Times seem getting harder & harder for every one. And things
21are nothing to what they will be if the war goes on.
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23I suppose theres no more news of the invention! Its seems they have
24plenty of all kinds
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26I hope I’ll be able to come in the spring & stay with your sisters &
27see you all.
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29Yours with love to Lene
30Olive.
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