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September 26th 1917 - Letter from Bernard Sladden to his uncle, Julius Sladden

26th September 1917
Correspondence From
Bernard Sladden, NZIBD, France
Correspondence To
Julius Sladden, Seward House, Badsey
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Text of Letter






Dear Uncle Julius


I have to send you acknowledgement and thanks for papers and two parcels that have arrived via Badsey. The parcel that came last night had been in No 5 Convalescent Camp before coming here, for what reason I cannot say for the address was perfectly plain. Last night also I received a cheerful letter from Juliet. It is good of her to write when she is so busy preparing to move to London.


I am sorry to hear that Aunt Edith and Marian have been so poorly and I trust it won't be long before both have recovered from their indisposition. It is fortunate that May is able to find someone to assist her during Marian's absence. I am afraid Aunt Edith's illness has been a trying one from what Juliet says, but I hope the worst is over now. Juliet asks if there is anything that I require. I am really quite comfortable here, but I will let you know if there is anything that I want sent over. Aunt Lottie is also very good in inquiring about my needs. I am still feeling about as usual, but it is hard sometimes to feel cheerful and contented in a place like this where there is so little to occupy one's mind. We have plenty of reading matter at the various institutes, but I was never a great reader. I hear that a New Zealand mail is about due at the base. Letters are always welcome and there are many anxious inquiries about the time an overseas mail is expected.


I expect Juliet will be in London by the time this letter reaches you so I will acknowledge her letter and address it to the address that Jack has given me.


Good wishes to you all.



Your affectionate nephew

Bernard Sladden

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Envelope containing 2 sheets of notepaper
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