12th January 1885
My dearest Husband,
I shall only have time to send you a line before post; I have been up to Dr Priestley’s with Fanny, as Charlie was very busy & I thought the short railway journey would prepare me for Saturday, I am rather tired but none the worse so I hope I shall be all right for the journey home; I shall be very glad to see you all again, tell Jack with my love he is a conceited little boy. I am going to fetch Kitty over from Richmond tomorrow & she will stay here till we start; Mrs Butler is giving a children’s party on Thursday & she is asked & will go if we can contrive something to rig her out in, Fanny thinks she can lend her a frock of Winny’s or Lily’s.
I must drop a line to Polly to ask her to have Kitty’s things packed so must close this. Fanny sends her love & wants you to send off Charlie’s bag as it is one he often uses.
My best love and kisses to all the little ones & with the same for yourself, my darling
Your loving wife
Eugénie N Sladden