27th October 1893
My dearest Husband,
Many thanks for your letter received this morning, I was glad to have good news of you all. My cold instead of getting better seems to be worse, I was quite poorly with it yesterday & Fanny & Charlie have insisted on sending for their doctor to see me, I think it is partly stomach, so perhaps a proper dosing may do me good, at any rate, Fanny means to do her best to send me home all right, & I am thankful I did not feel as poorly while I was alone in France.
If you can manage to do without me till next Wednesday I should like to stop till then, as Hallé is giving a concert here on Tuesday & Fanny would take me if I am all right again as I hope to be.
When out with Fanny the other day I saw some nice flannel shirts in a good shop, only 5/6 each; shall I get you a couple, you will want some for the winter, if you would like me to get them, send me the size of the neck-band. Charlie has gone out shooting today, they have had a lot of pheasants, one day at Effingham they got 300. Evelyn has gone to Brighton today to stay at her old school for a few days, she seems a nice amiable girl. I sent a post-card to Mrs Burrows to ask Mrs Scott’s address & mean to try & call on her if possible.
Have you heard anything from Ash? I must write to Charlotte.
Give my love to all the dear chicks & with much to yourself, dear
Your loving wife
Eugénie N Sladden