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July 10th 1877 - Letter from Eugénie Mourilyan to her fiancé, Julius Sladden

10th July 1877
Correspondence From
Eugénie Mourilyan, 188 Boulevard Haussmann, Paris
Correspondence To
Julius Sladden, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire
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Text of Letter

188 Boulevard Haussmann,
10th July 1877

My dearest Julius,

I must write you a few lines to thank you for the lovely roses I received this morning, it was so good of you my darling, to send them. They came so fresh & nice. I can see them on the mantel-piece as I write this, I felt very happy in unpacking them & only wished you had been there by my side to help me arrange them. I think I should have recognised my rose if you had not marked it, so you wore it on Sunday dear, it is all the more precious in my eyes.

Fanny & Charlie arrive Saturday evening & will spend Sunday with us, together with Susie & Harry Butler who are travelling with them. I had a nice letter from Fanny this morning, announcing their arrival so next Sunday you can think of me as very happy in the society of my dear sister.

Poor Martha has been quite ill, I went to see her this evening, & found her rather better, but still far from well. As I supposed, the enlargements of our photographs were not ready yesterday, & will not be for at least another week. I got the full length photographs & am posting some to you at the same time as this letter but the vignettes were not quite ready. Now my darling, having sent you two letters I shall look for a speedy reply, & I don’t think I shall look in vain.

Thank you again my own Julius, for all you kind love & thoughtfulness for me & believe me ever

Your own affectionate
Eugénie N. Mourilyan

As I write this, you must be reading the letter I posted yesterday I think.

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With thanks to Ruth Burn (née Sladden), the great-granddaughter of Eugénie Mourilyan, 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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