Brittain, Vera, Letter, 30 October 1915

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Description: 
Letter to Roland Leighton

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Case Study: 
Violets from the Trenches: Selections from the Letters of Roland Leighton and Vera Brittain
Creator: 
Brittain, Vera
Source: 
letter
Date: 
30 October 1915
Place: London
Collection/Fonds: 
Contributer: 
McMaster University Libraries
Rights: 
Vera Brittain estate; McMaster University has a non-exclusive licence to publish this document.

Identifier: 
00001441-2
Language: 
eng
Type: 
image
Format: 
jpg
Transcript: 

[partial transcription; text matches the audio, not the original letter]
in the great arches of the roof, and everything beneath the window was shadow, dimly lit by dusky gleams of sun. I thought of the last time I was in London -- when you were here, & to my great astonishment found tears in my eyes when the dream faded. After all, it must be a great inspiration to be you -- and such as you. I felt this afternoon that I would gladly work & fight & die, if I could only do one little bit towards saving this beauty from destruction. And that is what You are doing -- & have been doing for seven long & weary months. If only you could have been there today -- if anything could, it might have made you feel strong to face the dreary, dreary winter that has already begun.