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December 15th 1881 - Letter from Eugénie Sladden to her husband, Julius Sladden

15th December 1881
Correspondence From
Eugénie Sladden, Gloucester House, Surbiton
Correspondence To
Julius Sladden, Seward House, Badsey
Relationship to Letter Addressee
Text of Letter

Gloucester House

15th December 1881

My dearest Husband,

The party last night went off very well & I enjoyed it & had quite as much dancing as I cared about.  I got your letter this morning & was glad to have good news of the dear little ones, I am longing to see them & shan’t be at all sorry when the time comes to go home.  

Jack is getting more accustomed to the nursery now, I find the best way is for him not too see me much, & then he does not think about wanting to be with me.  He was much amused at watching me dress last night, Fanny came in before I was ready, in her blue satin, I said “Jack, what a swell Auntie is" so he said “Mamma must be swell too;” then he informed me I had got no stockings on, as they were pink & very thin, I suppose he thought I hadn’t.

I have already got engagements for you for every day next week, I expect you will go shooting on Wednesday.  Tuesday I believe we are to dine with Papa.  Fred actually came to the party last night, I set upon him for not allowing Polly to come to Badsey.

Excuse any mistakes, Evey & Frank are playing in the room & keep on appealing to me.

Kiss dear little May & Baby for me, fancy the latter sleeping right through the night.

With fondest love, dear Julius

Believe me
Your loving wife

Eugénie N Sladden

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