Louisa Garrett Anderson to Elizabeth Garrett Anderson

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  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 106 7LGA/1/2/5
  • Dates of Creation
      26 Mar 1912
  • Physical Description
      1 item

Scope and Content

Written from Holloway Prison. Written in pencil on one side of paper, folded, with the single word 'Mother' on the outside. Transcript:

Dearest,

At last I had one of yr letters. The Governor offered to open the others for me and to let me look at them if I gave them back to him but I refused this. Last night however the Matron brought me one unopened. I am afraid you are feeling sad and tired. It goes to my heart that this shd be so. I am thinking of little else. We must wait for another fortnight and then I will come straight to you perhaps by the 10 oc train on Tuesday morning. It is possible to do anything like this and bear the sacrifice and suffering oneself: other people suffer far more.

There are compensations to us. There is some interest in being here. It is a big experience. I can bear it for myself very well, almost contentedly, but I cannot bear yr being unhappy. I have leave to write to you today so that I will not send more now. Remember that one's not supposed to write at all and that it will not do to speak of my letters.

Ever so much love dearest. I am thinking of you all the time.