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May 13th 1914 - Letter from Arthur Sladden to his mother, Eugénie Sladden

13th May 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, London NW


My dear Mother

You will be expecting a letter by this time. Mary was going to write on my behalf but forgot. I’ve been very busy the last few days, all the more so as I want to get some spare time for reading up a subject for an article I’m writing. Mary doesn’t see a great deal of me, except in the evenings. We are still servantless, Mrs Smith comes in the mornings, but otherwise Mary is doing things, including dinner. We hope soon to get at any rate a temporary domestic.

Cyril and Mela came in on Saturday last, and George on Sunday. We got our goods at last yesterday, so now are nearly complete except for “Jane” as we have named her in anticipation.

I hope you are better again by now. The days have been old and treacherous. I daresay it has kept you within doors more than you like.

Kathleen was in today, but left before I returned. She and Mary are going to meet on Saturday. I’m afraid I shall be too busy to get the afternoon free.

We are glad to hear that arrangements have been made for rooms at Newport, and hope you will be able to go and enjoy a change there in August. Mary has been busy at home, but I shall be glad when she can get a maid and be less tied to the house.

With much love from us both.

Your loving son

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Envelope containing 2 double sheets of notepaper
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