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September 19th 1885 - Letter from Eugénie Sladden to her husband, Julius Sladden

19th September 1885
Correspondence From
Eugénie Sladden, Marshgate House, Richmond
Correspondence To
Julius Sladden, Seward House, Badsey
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Marshgate House

19th September 1885

My darling Husband,

You will be anxious to hear what Mr Adams said about May.  There is a decided stoop & narrowness of the chest & a slight enlargement of the right shoulder, & had we not taken advice now it could probably have become a bad case, especially having the hereditary tendencies on both sides.  He sees no reason however, why she should not be cured with care, but she will require great care the whole time she is growing.  The treatment he recommends is the same as for Norah I think, no standing, very little sitting, running about in moderation & the rest of the time lying down or reclining in a proper shaped chair which he showed me.

He told me all the things we ought to have for her, but he says she must have a trapeze, proper shoulder straps & an exercising plane; the two former I have ordered but the latter I left till I had spoken to you; I saw one & I think you would agree with me that it would not be possible to have it copied by an ordinary carpenter, as it has a good deal of mechanism about it, however we must see what can be done, & you are not to worry yourself as I have a plan for managing the expense of one.

Polly went up with us & of course insisted on paying all expenses so there was only the fee & after having some lunch at the Holborn where we met Mr Rashleigh & Mr Cobb, we went to Mme Tussaud’s which of course pleased May. 

I am going to drive to Surbiton today with May, it is a nasty wet morning but perhaps it may clear up presently.  

May sends her love & a kiss to all of you. I hope the dear chicks are all right & that I may hear from you this evening.  Polly sends her love & is very sorry we should have all this anxiety about May.

I am going to write to your Mother to tell her what the Doctor said.

Now with fond love & many kisses to you & the little ones.

Believe me

Your loving wife

Eugénie N Sladden

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