7th September 1883
My darling Husband,
We got down very comfortably at six o’clock but too late for post. May was a very good girl & no trouble, I laid her up on the seat at Oxford & she slept for an hour, so was quite ready for her dinner & looked about her more in the second train, having a little got over her first astonishment. No one asked any inconvenient questions as to her age. She seems inclined to be friendly with her cousins, I have just put her to bed in my big bed which she much approved of.
I saw lots of hop-gardens, some of them looked very well, but some dreadfully knocked about by the gale, I saw one or two where all the poles seemed broken about two feet from the ground.
My love to all at home, kiss my dear little ones, I hope Baby is better.
I found a letter from Papa awaiting me, he seems well.
Now with fond love
Your loving wife
Eugénie N Sladden