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January 17th 1880 - Letter from Eugénie Sladden to her husband, Julius Sladden

17th January 1880
Correspondence From
Eugénie Sladden, Seward House, Badsey
Correspondence To
Julius Sladden, Ash
Relationship to Letter Addressee
Text of Letter

Seward House

17th January 1880

My darling Husband,

I have just received your telegram which Mr Ridgeway sent down & am glad to know you had got so far on your journey.  I enclose a letter from Mr R senior which with the deed came this morning.  Gregory wrote & asked me to send the deed up to the office if it came here, so I have just sent it.  There were also a few lines from your Mother, but I opened them & thought it useless to send them on.

The dear children are both well & good, it is a nice fine morning so Jack went out for an hour & is now asleep; if the sun keeps shining I think I shall send them both out this afternoon.  I had a fire in the drawing-room & played the piano for more than an hour yesterday evening; I miss you very much darling when it comes to your usual time for getting home, but you are not to worry about me, as I shall get on very well.  I am thinking of asking Mrs Gill to have some tea with me today.

I was very pleased to get a letter from Essie Troine this morning asking if I could take her in next month for a visit; she is coming over to stay with Mr & Mrs Kelly, the parents of the young man she is engaged to.  I fancy Mr Kelly is a very intimate friend of Robert Troine’s, I know he used often to speak in very high terms of a man of that name.  I shall write to Essie & tell her we shall be pleased to see her.

I hope you found all well at Richmond & shall be glad to hear all about them & also about friends at Ash when you get so far.  I suppose by this time you are enduring a little torture in the hands of the Dentist, you poor creature.

I must go on with your night shirt now so will close.  I shall leave the envelope open till presently in case I think of anything more to tell you.  Enjoy your holiday as much as you can my darling, & come home to your wife looking well & happy.  With fondest love dearest Julius, I am
Your loving wife

Eugénie N Sladden

P.S. I have just made Jack give me a kiss for Papa.  Mrs Gill is coming this evening.

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Envelope containing 1 double sheet of notepaper
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Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service
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