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Letter ReferenceOlive Schreiner BC16/Box5/Fold3/1914/83
ArchiveUniversity of Cape Town, Manuscripts & Archives, Cape Town
Epistolary TypeLetter
Letter Date6 December 1914
Address FromKensington Palace Mansions, De Vere Gardens, Kensington, 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. The letter is on printed headed notepaper.
1Telephone: 3675 Kensington.
2Telegrams: Apartment, London.
3
4Kensington Palace Mansions & Hotel,
5De Vere Gardens,
6W.
7
8My dear Boy
9
10You looked so very ill yesterday I am very anxious about you
11
12Please get 2 pairs of the very thickest warmest pyjamas that Jaeger
13has, & also two pairs of the thickest softest all wool vests & pants.
14If you are too busy I could go & cho order them for you at Jaegers
15place in Regent Street, to be sent to you on approval at your hotel.
16Don’t delay Get Jaegers as they are softer & pleasanter for the skin
17than other makes
18
19Olive
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21Jaegers Blg ^The^ Place is on the left side of Regent Street going down.
22Buy, please, two elastic bands to put round your wrist when you lie
23reading in bed so that the sleeves of the pyjama’s do not fall ?abov
24back exposing the arms to cold while you lie reading. I always run
25tapes round wrists & round the bottom of Cron’s pyjamas. It makes
26all the difference for heart people if the arms are warm & the
27shoulders. The nerves connecting with the heart all centre there.
28
29I got a sweet letter from Lady Lytton today asking me to go & spend
30some time with them at Knebworth at Xmas at Xmas & New Year. But I
31feel too ill to pay visits.
32
33Don’t forget to tell Mrs Chapin my address & that my telephone no.
34Is 3675 Kensington.
35
36If only people in England could understand that this rising in the
37Cape is mainly a rising against the Dictatorship of Smuts; &
38secondarily of Botha as his instrument. Jan Smuts is hated by our up
39country people as even Rhodes & Milner were never hated. Some one here
40has just sent me a letter from the Cape expressing exactly this truth.
41There is a talk of Merriman being made Prime Minister. For the sake of
42Africa I am sorry you are not at the Cape now. If only old Sauer were
43
44^still there. This would be his time.^
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