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October 8th 1880 - Letter from Eugénie Sladden to her husband, Julius Sladden

8th October 1880
Correspondence From
Eugénie Sladden, Marshgate House, Richmond
Correspondence To
Julius Sladden, Seward House, Badsey
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Text of Letter

Marshgate House

8th October 1880

My dearest Husband,

I will sit down the first thing this morning & tell you of my journey yesterday.  I was in a very comfortable carriage & at Oxford managed to get a corner, which enabled me to have the window a little way open, we had been all shut up before.  The country was very much flooded till we got to Reading, we seemed to go through miles & miles of water.  I had to wait about half an hour at Bishop’s Road & found Fred awaiting me at the Richmond Station.  They are all very well & seem pleased to see me.

We had thunder last night & it is dreadfully wet this morning, I don’t know whether we shall be able to go out later on.

How are my darling pets?  Give them both a good hug from their Mama.  I wonder if Jacky came along to your room this morning; did you think of his sweets? you might leave some with Ellen when you come up, so that he may have one or two when he is a good boy.  Polly & Fred are both pleased with dear little Baby’s photograph & call her a pretty little thing.  

I hope it is finer at Evesham & that you are able to go out shooting today; how are you getting on without me darling?  I hope the girls make you comfortable; you must try & come up as soon as you can next week.  

Polly & I think of venturing as far as Papa’s presently, notwithstanding the rain; it appears he intends to give us a grand family dinner party at his lodgings when you are up.

My journey came to 12/2 yesterday, all told, not very formidable is it?  Did you thank Mr Ridgeway for the rabbits & grapes?  I suppose he will dine with you Sunday.

Now I must close & write a line to Mrs Bliss, please send me Lizzie’s address, I must write to her.

With much love, dear Julius, & kisses to yourself & the babies

I remain
Your loving wife

Eugénie N Sladden

I forgot to give the girls our address for writing & forwarding letters, will you do so please?

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