27th August 1882
My darling Husband,
I am going to try & write you a line while the children are downstairs, so you must not expect anything very connected; Edith is going up to Evesham so she can post my letter. Jack & May came down as usual this morning & were very good while I had prayers; of course they had to have some of Papa’ Mama’s egg, Papa not being at home. Jack & May send dear Papa a kiss. I hope dear you are having tolerable weather & enjoying yourself, I am rather hoping to get a letter from you this afternoon, Ernest promised to send down any that there might be. I expect you have gone to Westgate today & wish I were there with you.
Mrs Savory came in after church & had a little chat, if it is fine tomorrow we are going to have the pony & go for a drive. Edith & Ellen go to the Worcester Exhibition on Tuesday, I hope they will have it fine.
I miss you very much darling & shall be very glad when Wednesday comes, but I hope you are enjoying the change & feeling the better for it. Mr Macdonagh is a white haired man with a very long nose, I have not seen the wife & daughter to speak to yet.
Now my dear Julius, with very much love & a lot of kisses
Your loving wife
Eugénie Narcisse Sladden
P.S. Love to Mrs Sladden & Charlotte. Baby has got a rash round her mouth which does not improve her personal appearance, teeth I suppose.