25th October 1894
My dearest Husband,
I was pleased to get your card yesterday evening & the letters enclosed. I return George’s long epistle, I fancy his plain speaking to your Mother may have done some good, Polly & Anna both say that she was much less miserable the last time they saw her.
Polly’s head was better on Tuesday so they were able to come home on that day, Anna seems very much better, but I think she still looks rather delicate. We had quite a wet morning yesterday & had to stop indoors, it cleared up a little in the afternoon & we got out a little while, but could not go far as it was showery. This afternoon, weather permitting, we are going over to see Fanny.
Give my love to the girls & ask them to send me the flaunch for Kathleen’s petticoats; Anna is helping me with the pillow-cases which I brought, so I shall soon want some more work. Norah Sladden is coming here to stay next week, Polly is quite horrified at her delicate appearance & means to try & feed her up well; Miss Edmonds is also coming next Tuesday, so I may perhaps see her when I am at Surbiton.
I will write to Jack today or tomorrow, I am glad he seems to like the workshop. Did Arthur & George see the account in yesterday’s Standard of one boa constrictor eating up the other? I expect they would be interested in it. Has Cyril been to see Mrs Evans lately?
Give him a good kiss for me. Now with much love to you & all
Your loving wife
Eugénie N Sladden
P.S. If I have any opportunity of seeing & buying anything that would do to put over the dining room carpet shall I buy it? & may I go as far as 30/-?