5th April 1879
My darling Husband,
You will be glad of a line to tell you of our safe arrival. Dear Baby was such a good boy all the way, he slept till Oxford & at Reading we gave him his bottle which had kept nice & warm. We had two changes, at Virginia Water & Weybridge & at the last place waited half an hour, but fortunately Baby had gone to sleep again. Fanny was out when we got here, having gone to meet a London train she thought we should come by. She thinks Baby looks nice in his sleep clothes, & of course finds him a good deal altered.
I am so glad you are dining out tomorrow my darling, so as not to be alone, I shall be very glad to have you on Wednesday.
With fondest love, my own love,
Your affect. wife
Eugénie N Sladden