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June 2nd 1891 - Letter from Eugénie Sladden to her husband, Julius Sladden

2nd June 1891
Correspondence From
Eugénie Sladden, Ash
Correspondence To
Julius Sladden, Seward House, Badsey
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2nd June 1891

My dearest Julius,

I meant to have written to you before post-time today, but somehow with all the Guston people coming in & out & also paying Aunt Susan a visit & going to church twice, I did not get the letter written.

Frank & Edith do not seem inclined to part with May or ?     this summer, Norah is to go to Glasgow for a long visit; she looks wretchedly ill & I should much doubt her ever being anything but delicate.  

May is a pretty girl, she was confirmed today by the Bishop of Dover; what a young bishop he is! He does not look forty, but I suppose he must be more than that, he gave a very nice address to the candidates.

I am going up to Richmond on Friday, Charlotte seemed rather anxious that I should have another day here; we are to go to Guston on Thursday.  Yesterday we went to Rosway and stayed the night; both Uncle & Aunt were most amiable, the former brought out a bottle of sparkling Moselle for dinner, saying they did not often see me.  He drove us over to Northbourne in the afternoon, Uncle Tom gets quite the old man & looks older than my Father, though he must be 7 or 8 years younger.  We walked back from there & called on the Hiltons.

June 3rd.  I must finish this in time for early post.  We hear Aunt Susan is not very well this morning, so must go down & enquire presently.  Uncle Tom was at church on Sunday, we are going to call at Gosshall this afternoon, from Frank’s account I fancy the old man is pretty feeble.

I don’t consider Charlotte to be very well, she gets tired very quickly & will not rest herself, the fact is she does not eat enough, she ought to have a month’s thorough rest with someone who would insist on feeding her up with port wine, beef tea etc. but she is very obstinate.

I hope May is all right now, if she seems a little low, it would be as well to get a bottle of Parrish’s food & let her take some, she has not had any for a long time.

As we are likely to have four children away & the Guston children can’t come, I think I shall invite Walter for part of the holidays, & Anna is most anxious to come to us, so I shall see whether Polly will allow her to, Jack will want some companion.

I hope you are not too dull without me darling, I shall be very glad to see you & the children again, but no doubt the change will do me good.  

Now with much love to you all

I am
Your loving wife

Eugénie N Sladden

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