23rd October 1894
My dearest Julius,
I arrived here safely yesterday morning & found all well. I got to Oxford about a quarter to two, Mrs Burrows was not at the station but I took the train & found the house quite easily, such a nice house & with a nice view from the window of a lot of the colleges. I had lunch & a pleasant chat with Mrs Burrows & saw Christine for a few minutes but she had to go out.
The train did not start from Oxford till 4.25, so that by leaving St Hilda’s at five minutes to four, I had heaps of time to get my luggage out of the cloak-room & catch it comfortably.
This morning they have a letter from Anna, Polly had a bad head-ache yesterday & might not be able to travel today, so it is possible they may not turn up this afternoon, I hope they will however, for it seems very funny here without Polly.
I am going to write a line to Mrs Wilding & shall tell her you hope to go to the meeting next Wednesday. I will also write to Ridgeway & Co & order some tea & coffee, as we are in want of some.
I hope your cold is better dear, & that things will go smoothly in my absence. You did not give me Louisa’s wages before I left, if you want to pay them it is two months due on the 20th, £2.7.8.
Give my best love to all the children, how does dear little Cyril manage to amuse himself in my absence?
Remember me kindly to Miss Hacker.
With very much love, darling
Your loving wife
Eugénie N Sladden