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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box6/Fold2/1916/15
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter DateMonday 27 March 1916
Address FromAlexi, 31 The Park, Hampstead, London
Address To
Who ToWilliam Philip ('Will') Schreiner
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The Project is grateful to Manuscripts and Archives, University of Cape Town, for kindly allowing us to transcribe this Olive Schreiner letter, which is part of its Manuscripts and Archives Collections. The date has been written on this letter in an unknown hand.
231 The Park
8I can’t say seeing you “bucked me up” very much. You are about
9as un well as you can be. I wish I could have seen the old toe for
10myself. I wish you had Dr Waller of Chelsea attending you, a very
11clever young man of about 34 with all the latest medical knowledge. If
12your feet give you any more trouble do see the great ?electrician
13?Cumberbatch. Every one speaks so highly of him. Why why don’t you
14try to get out of town for the week ends? When I feel how different
15the air is even here from London I long for you to get out. Theres a
16most delightful Hotel at Folkstone on the links. You ought to go there
17every week from Saturday ^Friday^ to Mon-day. You are the old horse that
18pulls the cart & nothing you spend on saving your health is any thing
19but a profitable investment; I know just how congested up you are
20feeling. Life becomes a burden when you feel like that I think a
21doctor who really understands your condition would make you take
22?strychnine. I find much good from it. At Folkstone there are
23magnificent golf courses, three, for you to play on when the old foot
24is fit again.
26Thine ever
29Jan Smuts is going to play the devil with our poor men there in German
30East. I may be wrong & these “magnificent success” about which he
31^himself^ writes may be true – but I doubt it.