16 Albion Place
23rd September 1883
My dearest Julius,
I was glad to get good news of you all this morning. It was a wet morning yesterday, so we could not go to Guston by the train we meant to have taken, but as it cleared up a little later on, Polly & I went but thought it more prudent to leave the little ones at home, in case of a regular downpour. We found them all very well & Edith had had a better report of Norah from the Doctor. May had an attack of diarrhoea in the night, brought on by eating shrimps I think, & is not very bright today, she couldn’t eat any dinner, but I hope she may manage better at tea-time. I must give her a little dose tomorrow & hope she will soon be better, but it is rather unfortunate, as she was looking so well before. We shall have to go by the South Eastern on Tuesday, the other line doesn’t suit for time; we hope to take the 9.40 reaching London soon after twelve & catch the 2.15 from Paddington, I daresay my dear old man will be at the station to meet us.
I have asked Fred to help me concoct a letter to his Aunt this evening, I had not forgotten it, & hope it may produce something. I wonder who took the duty at Badsey today, as I suppose Mr Hunt is still away, what a shame it is.
It is a beautiful bright day, we went to St Mary’s this morning & this afternoon we took the children to a children’s service at St George’s, May was very good. Kiss my dear Jack, Kitty & Baby for me, how glad I shall be to see them all again, & you too, my darling.
Your loving wife
Eugénie N Sladden