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May 27th 1891 - Letter from Eugénie Sladden to her husband, Julius Sladden

27th May 1891
Correspondence From
Eugénie Sladden, Hotel de France, Bourg
Correspondence To
Julius Sladden, Seward House, Badsey
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Hotel de France

27th May 1891

My darling Husband,

I received your last letter just before leaving Paris & will now answer it, as I am waiting for the tram to get back there.

I arrived here safely last night after a journey of rather more than ten hours & of course felt rather tired.  I slept tolerably & did not get up very early this morning, I waited till after ‘dejeuner’ which they have here at eleven o’clock & then went to the Maison St Marie to see Miss Orr & got through my business satisfactorily.  Having done that, the question was how to pass the time between half-past two & eleven thirty eight, at which time my train goes.  

I went to a small exhibition which was going on in the town & to the church & then had an hour’s drive in a rather pretty wood about a mile from the town, then there was dinner, & now I must amuse myself with writing & reading till it is time to start.  I shall be very glad to get back to Paris & to England again.

I was sorry to hear that Jack & May were not the thing & hope they are all right again now.  I will try & send Kathleen a few lines in answer to her letter.  I am sorry you had such a wet Sunday, as I know you would all miss me more; in Paris there were very heavy showers & I was rather disappointed that Father could not come to church with me, but he has to be very careful about going out in the damp.

Poor old Jones, I am very sorry to hear of his death, but I was afraid he was in a very critical state when I left.  I wrote to Charlotte on Tuesday telling her when to expect me; as far as I can see I shall have to leave Paris at 6.10 on Friday, get to Dover at 4 o’clock in the morning & then wait till ½ past 8 o’clock for a train on to Sandwich.  I don’t suppose I shall write to you again till I get to Ash; my time tomorrow & Friday will be pretty well taken up, as Monday was rather a wasted day.

Remember me to Miss Fabling, have you succeeded in teaching her bezique yet?

My best love & kisses to all the dear chicks, how I should like to have my bonny Baby here to give him a good hug.  

With fond love & kisses to you, my darling husband

Believe me
Your loving wife

Eugénie N Sladden

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