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Letter ReferenceMary Gladstone (Mrs Drew) Add. 46244, ff.193-194
ArchiveBritish Library, Department of Manuscripts, London
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date30 April 1915
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 has been written on in an unknown hand. 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
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6 Dear Mrs Drew
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8 I grieve to see that another of your fathers grandsons is missing. I
9do hope he will soon be found alive & well even with if a prisoner. I
10have just heard that another cousin of my own who was with the
11Canadians was last heard of at the fight at St Juliens & may be either
12dead, wounded or missing. It is the terrible uncertainty that is so
13crushing I do hope you will have good news soon. I shall look out for
14it in the papers
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16 Yours with much sympathy
17 Olive Schreiner
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19 Don't trouble to answer. If later unreadable I know how full life is
20now.
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