20th September 1885
My dear Husband,
I was very glad to receive your letter this morning with good news of all of you; I daresay the chicks do look forward to seeing May & I think she will be pleased to see you all.
I was rather disappointed in the child’s appearance the first day or two, her appetite was so bad & she seemed so quiet, however I gave her a good dosing yesterday & I think it has done her good as she looks brighter this morning & made a better breakfast. I shall give her some Parrish when we get home, as Mr Adams recommends that. I had also thought we might possibly pick up a second-hand plane, would it not be well to advertise in the Exchange & Mart or some Medical journal? Crust is the name of the maker & a new one would cost eight guineas.
Tell Jack it was ten shillings his uncle sent him for his Church card, so the other five was not for the plums. Fanny was not very grand on Saturday but hoped to be able to come & dine here today with Charles.
Fred & I are going to the [?] this afternoon for a little while & tomorrow I shall try & go & see Martha. I am feeling rather bilious & have not been sleeping well but dare say the change may do me good after I get home again.
I have just asked Fred about the trains, of course the Reading ones don’t fit, so I shall get the 2.15 from London on Wednesday. I think it will be better to go straight to Evesham if you can meet us with the trap, as some of the luggage could come over in the dray next day, & it would be better for May not to have the walk after her journey.
Give my best love to all the pets & kiss them for me & with much to yourself, darling
Your loving wife
Eugénie N Sladden