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May 21st 1891 - Letter from Eugénie Sladden to her husband, Julius Sladden

21st May 1891
Correspondence From
Eugénie Sladden, 82 Rue Lauriston, Paris
Correspondence To
Julius Sladden, High Street, Evesham
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Text of Letter

82 Rue Lauriston

21st May 1891

My darling Husband,

You will be glad to hear of my safe arrival here & that I had a safe & pleasant journey.  The Wadleys are too lovely, they kept me amused till Moreton where they got out; then I dozed a bit in the train & arrived in good time at Paddington where Polly & Mary met me.  It was very pleasant having them to talk to, & of course Polly insisted on paying for the cab & dinner at Charing Cross, which was just as well for me, as I had to pay nearly 8/- extra for my luggage!  I think they might allow one a little more weight.  We had a splendid passage & I was not sea sick; I paid the extra 2/- on board & so was able to lie down & have a rest.  The worse part of the journey was the dreadfully shaky journey from Calais to Paris, the train shook much worse than the boat, but there were not many passengers, so I soon got my luggage examined & got here before seven o’clock.  I had some coffee & went to bed for a couple of hours & am now waiting for “déjeuner” after which I shall go up to Joe’s.  Give my best love & kisses to all the children & an extra kiss for dear little Baby.

Was poor little Arthur much distressed at not being able to say goodbye to me?  Tell him he can take down the last “Pictorial” to the Vicarage.  Remember me to Miss Fabling & with fond love to you, my darling

Believe me
Your loving wife

Eugénie N Sladden 

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Envelope containing 1 double sheet of notepaper
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