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Letter ReferenceMary Gladstone (Mrs Drew) Add. 46244, ff.189-190
ArchiveBritish Library, Department of Manuscripts, London
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date After Start: Monday October 1914 ; Before End: December 1914
Address FromKensington Palace Mansions, De Vere Gardens, Kensington, London
Address To
Who ToMary Drew nee Gladstone (m. 1886)
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The Project is grateful to the British Library for kindly allowing us to transcribe this Olive Schreiner letter, which is part of its Special Collections. The date of the letter as ?end of 1914? has been written on in an unknown hand. Schreiner moved to Kensington Palace Mansions in October 1914. The letter is on embossed headed notepaper.
1 Kensingston Palace Mansions & Hotel
2 De Vere Gardens
3 London
4 Telephone: 3675 Kensingston. Telegram: Apartment, London
5 Monday
7 Dear Mrs Drew
9 Thank you for your card. I shall be so glad to see Paul Methuen & have
10written to him. My heart breaks when I think of his going to the front.
11 All that is most beautiful & precious seems going down in this awful
12storm. A dear young cousin of my husbands Cron Wright, was in the list
13of officers killed in France last week. One feels almost paralyzed by
14it all.
16 I am so sorry to hear of your sisters illness I hope all goes well
17with the little grandson & mother.
19 Yours ever with thanks for Paul Methuen's address
20 Olive Schreiner