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December 8th 1884 - Letter from Eugénie Sladden to her husband, Julius Sladden

8th December 1884
Correspondence From
Eugénie Sladden, Marshgate House, Richmond
Correspondence To
Julius Sladden, Seward House, Badsey
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Text of Letter

Marshgate House

8th December 1884

My dearest Julius,

I did not write yesterday as I thought you would receive one letter from me today; I hope you are all getting on all right without me & that you dear, do  not find the evenings too long.  Kitty is making herself pretty much at home but is rather quiet yet, she wasn’t quite herself yesterday & not hungry but she seems brighter this morning & will I hope be quite well tomorrow.

I went to church three times yesterday & took Kitty with me in the afternoon; Polly did not go, not having her [?] & also having a head-ache.  The old lady appears to have left her property divided between Fred & his brother & sister, after paying some rather heavy legacies, so I should think they would have a nice slice.

Will you send Polly a cask of stout & when you come up don’t forget the shallots for Ash.  I wish you would look in my writing case on my little table & see if you can find that receipt for making cold cream, I wrote it on a quarter sheet of  note paper, if you can find it please bring it up.  It blew very hard here last night, but is quite warm, I am as hot now as I was cold at home.  I am wondering if Miss Savory will be able to give Jack & May a lesson today, tell them with my love I hope they will be very good children with her.  How are my dear babies, kiss them all for me & with fondest love to yourself

Believe me
Your loving wife

Eugénie N Sladden

P.S. I am just going out with Polly so cannot write more.

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Envelope containing 1 double sheet of notepaper
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