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June 1st 1895 - Letter from Eugénie Sladden to her husband, Julius Sladden

1st June 1895
Correspondence From
Eugénie Sladden, Ashbourne, 26 Radnor Park Road, Folkestone
Correspondence To
Julius Sladden, Seward House, Badsey
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26 Radnor Pk Road

1st June 1895

My dear Julius,

You will be glad to hear that I have arrived safely on this side of the Channel.  I was so very little impressed by my experience of the Folkestone night service & the little cockle shell of a boat, that I decided to cross by the night mail to Dover, as I found my ticket would admit of my doing so.  We were about four hours getting to Calais, but got some sleep in the train & our passage across was so calm that I slept all the way. I had to wait some time at Dover for a train on, & arrived here soon after six & was let in by Charlotte, as the servants were not yet down.  I went to bed & had a sleep & since dressing & unpacking have been chatting with your Mother; she still seems very weak from her last attack & does not get back any appetite, she sent her best love to you.  Charlotte & John look pretty bobbish, the former is like Martha “troubled about many things” this morning.

You will have seen my letter to the girls in which I told them about my visit to Lyons.  Wednesday evening I dined with the Jouannes & Thursday I went to see my old music mistress, Mde Cocuret; since I saw her last her husband seems to have fallen in to a pretty good appointment in a large government school for technical chemistry & analysis; they have for Paris a very large apartment supplied rent free & seem in pretty flourishing circumstances.  Father is going to Brussels to stay a fortnight with Fred, I hope the change will do him good, his cough seemed rather troublesome.  I am afraid I shall miss Fanny as they go to Dresden next week, however I think of getting Evey to give me a bed for a couple of nights or so that I may pick up Cyril.  I had a letter from the dear little chap this morning, he seems making himself happy at Richmond & Mary says he is very good.  How are George & Ethel.  I hope they are not so troubled with headaches.  Has the registry office woman at Stratford acknowledged my letter?  I don’t suppose she has heard of anyone yet.  How delighted the children must have been to welcome you back from Newport.

Give my best love to them all & with much from myself to you darling

Believe me
Your loving wife

Eugénie N Sladden 

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