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January 6th 1885 - Letter from Eugénie Sladden to her husband, Julius Sladden

6th January 1885
Correspondence From
Eugénie Sladden, Gloucester House, Surbiton
Correspondence To
Julius Sladden, Seward House, Badsey
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Gloucester House

6th January 1885

My dearest Husband,

I received your letter yesterday evening by the seven o’clock post & was glad to hear that the children were better.  I had a drive with Fanny this morning & a long nap this afternoon being thoroughly tired, so that I must write your letter this evening in time for early post tomorrow.  I have been sleeping much better the last two or three nights & feel altogether much better.

Evey & Charlie have gone to the fancy dress party tonight, Dresden China & Prince Rupert looked very nice in their dresses, though the latter insisted on putting on a false moustache which did not much improve his personal appearance.  Fanny & Charlie have just gone off to see them all enjoy themselves, so I am having a solitary evening, which I intend improving by writing to thank Fred for his cheque for the Church.  Tomorrow is the party at Mrs Butler’s, so I shall have another lonely evening.  Phillis’s wages are £3 5 0 a quarter.  Have the hams been sent to [?] yet to be smoked? they must be more than sufficiently pickled by this time, I had forgotten to enquire about them.  We have heard of Papa’s & Fanny’s safe arrival in Paris, they had a calm passage & were not ill.  Kiss my darlings for me, I hope you are keeping quite well & not working too hard, let the junior partner do his share when he comes back.  

Goodbye my darling, with fond love, I am as ever

Your loving wife

Eugénie N Sladden

P.S. If Mrs Byrch is at the party give her my love & thanks for her kind letter.

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Envelope containing 1 double sheet of notepaper
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