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April 5th 1896 - Letter from Eugénie Sladden to her husband, Julius Sladden

5th April 1896
Correspondence From
Eugénie Sladden, Seward House, Badsey
Correspondence To
Julius Sladden, c/o J Hayward Esq, Ashbourne, 26 Radnor Park Road, Folkestone
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Text of Letter

Seward House

5th April 1896
Easter Sunday

My dearest Husband,

I was very pleased to hear of your safe arrival in Folkestone; I was so busy yesterday that I had really not time to write to you, so I must get the boys to go & post this at Bengeworth this afternoon.  A walk will do them good, for they are inclined to be very lazy & to think that because it is holiday time they must do nothing but play all day.  Arthur arrived by the first train on Thursday, he looks wonderfully well & has got much fatter, he has grown a little I think, but not so very much; he is quite the school boy.

I am very glad to hear that Jack did so well in his test exam & hope that with another six or seven weeks work, he will manage to pull through in June.  I am glad he looks well, give my love to him.  It seems very strange today without you dear, it scarcely seems like Easter.  There was a good congregation this morning & twenty nine communicants.  I let Lucy go at half past eight this morning & then there were four or five tables, so that is a good number altogether.  The decorations looked very well, we had a splendid lot of primroses from the Savorys & there were also some nice Arums & narcissus.  Cynthia & Miss Lynes did the pulpit, Ethel & the Gepp girls the windows, Mrs Keen the East end & I did the font.  The Doctor would not let Mrs Gepp go to church today, she does not seem to get on very well, I think I shall go down & see her presently.  Cynthia Savory will drive me over to Littleton on Wednesday.  I hear it is likely to be a good programme, I must practice my piece well tomorrow & Tuesday, for I have had scarcely any time this week.

I hope Granny is fairly cheerful, give my love to her, no doubt she is pleased to see something of you.  Also give my love to Charlotte & John, is there anything wrong with the latter?  George sends his love, he & Arthur are feeling rather injured because I insist on their learning the collect today.  With much love to Jack & yourself from the children & myself

I remain
Your loving wife

Eugénie N Sladden

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Envelope containing 1 double sheet of notepaper
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Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service
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