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January 2nd 1885 - Letter from Eugénie Sladden to her husband, Julius Sladden

2nd January 1885
Correspondence From
Eugénie Sladden, Gloucester House, Surbiton
Correspondence To
Julius Sladden, 46 High Street, Evesham
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Text of Letter

Gloucester House

2nd January 1885

My dearest Husband,

I ought to have written to you yesterday, but was not feeling very grand & wanted to keep myself up for the evening when Polly & Fred & Colonel Gowen dined here.  I am not feeling quite so well this morning, the discharge has come on again, but it may be only my period & if so I shall be better in a day or two I hope, the Doctor also thinks I have got a little indigestion.

Lily is a great deal better, though still in bed, & Frank is improving.  Fanny has decided to go up to Doctor Priestley tomorrow, I hope she may not change her mind, as I think it would be far more satisfactory to her & Charlie.

We have had bad news of poor Martha this morning, she seems to have got two tumours (cancer, I expect & is very ill); Charlie with his usual goodness wants to get her the best advice, & I think would very likely pay for any operation that may be necessary.

Tell Phillis I think if Jack has a little cough she had better give him a dose of medicine, especially if he has not had any lately.  I hope the others are all quite well, give them my love & lots of kisses.

Polly has just come over to see Papa, she sends you her love & says your little Kitty is quite well, she had just come in from a run with her hoop which she begins to bowl nicely Polly says.  I meant this letter to have gone by the early post, but they have all been chattering in my room & I can’t get on.

Phillis’s wages were due yesterday.  I hope you will enjoy the turkey on Sunday & I wish I could be with you.

Now darling, I must say good bye as I want to have my nap, with fondest love to all at home

I remain
Your loving wife

Eugénie N Sladden

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Envelope containing 1 double sheet of notepaper
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