11th December 1884
My darling Husband,
I got your hurried note this morning & am so sorry you are so harassed with business. I do hope you will try & come up on Saturday, even if you have to leave things not quite straight, I am sure the rest will do you good, & you will go back to your work feeling more fit for it. I almost wish I had waited to come up with you, as I can’t bear to think you are alone when you are so busy & worried. I am glad to hear the children keep well & hope they will continue to do so during my absence. Polly & Fred started for Chesham Street early this morning the former to remain with Miss Robinson during the funeral; I am going to see Martha this afternoon, I wonder how I shall get on with her, I shall be rather glad to get it over.
I was at Surbiton yesterday, they have certainly made a very nice house of it, it is finished all but furnishing. Would you bring up a church card with you, Sarah thinks she would like to have one. Have you seen Mr Savory to give him the school money? Kitty is quite jolly again, she sends you a kiss, & tell Jack & May she is a good girl & a happy little girl, she has just gone out with Sarah. If you see Mrs Hunt ask her if she has got the music for the concert yet. Please give all the little ones a good hug for me & with much love
Your affect wife
Eugénie N Sladden