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March 3rd 1914 - Letter from Arthur Sladden to his mother, Eugénie Sladden

3rd March 1914
Correspondence From
Arthur Sladden, 9 The Manor House, Marylebone Road, London NW
Correspondence To
Eugénie Sladden, Seward House, Badsey
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9 The Manor House
Marylebone Road NW


My dear Mother

I don’t think I have written to you since my birthday to thank you for the book you and Father gave me.

No doubt you have had a full account of the flat and its contents from Father; as you say, it is only half equipped, but it serves for present purposes as I am in so little.

Norton was here this evening and he expressed approval of my furniture.

I’m glad you have been able to get out so much lately, and hope March won’t prove very cold or blustering.

I hear that Hubert and Irene are going to give us a dinner service – a very useful and nice present.

Juliet is to come to tea on Saturday after her matinée with George. I was glad Father found her better again. The low temperature may not have been properly taken, or if she was chilly at the time it might easily get down unusually low.

The study is a nice comfortable room in daylight or in the evening, the other rooms have not yet been properly fixed up, and I have taken the drawing room curtains down as the blacks come in a great deal, and the room won’t be in use for another two months.

I find Mrs Smith very useful and reliable; now that most of the things are in she doesn’t have to stay here very long each morning, she does all necessary shopping for domestic purposes and saves me any trouble on that account.

It is very late now and I must go to bed.

With much love
From your son

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Envelope containing 2 double sheets of notepaper
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