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July 15th 1915 - Letter from Arthur Sladden to his father, Julius Sladden

15th July 1915
Correspondence From
Arthur Sladden, No 9 General Hospital
Correspondence To
Julius Sladden, Seward House, Badsey
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No 9 General Hospital


My dear Father

Many thanks for your letter telling me that the War Loan business has been successfully put in hand. I enclose a cheque for £15 to cover the first two instalments, and will leave the August ones to you, while later on I shall be able to see more clearly how I stand. I feel glad to be able to contribute my mite towards the huge loan, it has been most successful, and with further PO subscriptions and conversion payments should easily reach 600 million.

I was glad to know you had managed to get in a weekend at Eastbourne. I suppose you’ll take a few days later on also.

I think we all begin to feel the need of a few days off, I can’t help wondering how the naval people manage in their close quarters.

It might be worthwhile enquiring into the question of medical training for Juliet if she had a taste that way. There’s a good opening for women in that field, not so much perhaps in private practice, but in official appointments. However, ways and means, inclination, and many other things come up for consideration. I merely suggest the idea as worth turning over.

If sometime you want a pleasant book to read try “Naval Occasions” published at 1/- by Blackwoods, I think you’d like it.

I had a letter from Aunt Lottie a few days ago she wrote very cheerfully of her visit to Badsey. Please thank Ethel for handling the loan business so promptly and say I’ll write to her soon. I hadn’t realized you’d be away from home then. We’ve had much heavy rain of late, and I haven’t been able to get away from camp much.

The rose season has been early this year, hasn’t it? Perhaps the cooler weather now will prevent the fruit crop coming on very early.

The jam makers ought to set up plant in Evesham to deal with fruit locally; I suppose there is some plant there, but not a great deal. Freights may prove a difficult question.

With love to all.

Your affectionate son

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