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January 19th 1896 - Letter from Arthur Sladden to his mother, Eugénie Sladden

19th January 1896
Correspondence From
Arthur Sladden, The Hostel, Christ College, Brecon
Correspondence To
Eugénie Sladden, Seward House, Badsey
Relationship to Letter Addressee
Text of Letter

The Hostel

19th Jan 1896

My dear Mother

Thank you very much for your letter. I am put into the Lower School but I hope I shall soon go out of it. All the books that I know I shall want at present are Postgate’s New Latin primer, Chamber’s history and a geography called The World. We haven’t played football yet but I should think we shall on Wednesday. There are three grounds to play on. I got a new cap and a tie yesterday. There were three boys besides me who tried for scholarships in the Hostel I am sleeping in the same dormitory that Jack did but I expect I shall be moved out soon. I don’t know whether I shall want football boots but I shouldn’t think I shall.

I hope all the little pigs are getting on well, and also that the hens are laying well. It is a pity that the concert didn’t go off well. I wonder how it was that you had such few people.

I hope my box will soon come. Please give my best love to everybody and the same to yourself I remain

your loving son

Arthur F. S. Sladden

Letter Images
With grateful thanks to Felicity Kilpatrick, former archivist at Christ College, Brecon, for transcribing this letter.
Type of Correspondence
Envelope containing 1 double sheet of notepaper
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Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service
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