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June 21st 1881 - Letter from Eugénie Sladden to her husband, Julius Sladden

21st June 1881
Correspondence From
Eugénie Sladden, Seward House, Badsey
Correspondence To
Julius Sladden, 9 Walworth Terrace, Kent Road, Glasgow
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Seward House

21st June 1881

My dearest Husband,

Thank you for your Sunday’s letter received this morning, I am so glad you are enjoying yourself & hope the change will do you a lot of good; you must come home with a tremendous appetite.  I have just been doing some gardening, distributing all the standards & seven rows of dwarfs in the Pool garden; I found a little green fly & wonders will never cease, actually squashed them with my fingers!  I can’t let Mrs Taylor have that cup.  It is very windy this morning & I rather tremble for your early-budded roses, but Roberts says he has tied them all, I must try & look round them tomorrow with Florence.

I go up to meet the latter this afternoon & shall do a little shopping beforehand, as usual I have some to do.  I spent a pleasant evening at the Savorys yesterday, they were both very nice, Mr Savory more talkative than I have ever found him.  Edith had a ticket given her for Jennings’ theatre, so I let her go & she called for me on her way back.  As we walked home I enquired how she liked Ellen & she said she seemed a nice girl & so beautifully clean.  Certainly I am very well satisfied with her so far & only hope she will continue to do as well.

Miss Ashwin is engaged to a Mr Henderson whom she met on her yachting expedition, a pretty good match I fancy.

The children are very well, Jack had a good game on the stairs with Edith when he came in from his walk, I could hear him shouting “No E. go away E.”  She says “Papa, gone away, train” & when I ask if he wants you home again he says “Mm” which I suppose means yes.

I heard from Miss Hougham yesterday, she will not come to us this summer, she says she has had some heavy expenses & also Mrs Thatcher & her daughter are coming to stay with her.

There are no roses out but the summer ones & one or two half forward things, you won’t miss much in that way, & the strawberries are not very plentiful either as yet.

My lunch is ready & after I have had it & the children I must dress, or I shall keep Mr Ridgeway waiting, so I will close now.  With love to all & much to yourself, my darling

Believe me
Your loving wife

Eugénie N Sladden

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