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September 22nd 1896 - Letter from Eugénie Sladden to her daughter, Kathleen Sladden

22nd September 1896
Correspondence From
Eugénie Sladden, Seward House, Badsey
Correspondence To
Kathleen Sladden
Relationship to Letter Addressee
Text of Letter

Seward House, Badsey

22nd September/96

My dear Kathleen

We were pleased to receive your letters this afternoon, I suppose Sister put off posting them or we should have had them sooner. I discovered your blouse in the dining room soon after we got back & wondered if you had intended to take it, I will dispatch it by tomorrow morning’s post with this letter. I am very glad to hear you are moved into the first division, it will be nicer for you, dear. Auntie Fanny wrote to me this morning, she says she will try & send me a few things for the bazaar. We spent Mrs. Burrows’ 5/- on a lot of china & glass things at Warmington’s, we got quite a lot for the money; I expect we can put a little more on each article & they will help make the stall look nice. I am going to try & make a handkerchief sachet of those flowered silk sleeves, also a pincushion or two. Ethel’s blue doll looks charming, she has made it a very large hat; she is beginning the little dark doll tonight, but has not yet gone on with yours. She spent last Saturday afternoon at the Vicarage & Cyril went up to the Brewery with Father, so Jack & I had a walk together. Arthur found three Hostel boys at Hereford on Thursday & a good many other boys, so he was not the only one late. The Byrchs I believe went back on Saturday. I am glad you a going to learn some German, languages are always useful, & though you don’t like it much at present, you will soon like it better when you have got over the drudgery of beginning it. I have not yet heard of a servant, Mary goes on much as usual. I hope she will not look too slatternly when the Miss Butlers come on Saturday. The sum Father & you puzzled out was quite correct, Jack got the answer back on Monday.

Ethel sends her love & will try & write next week, she is quite busy with bazaar work. We made 17 pint bottles of mushroom ketchup, besides one more which is rather thick, but will do for immediate use. I don’t think there is any more news for you, oh! yes, you will be glad to hear that Ethel & I were in time for service at Wickhamford last Sunday, the Gepps were only a little way in front of us; Violet went back to school yesterday & Miss Lucy arrived. How does May get on with doing her hair? With much love to you both

Believe me

Your loving moth

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With thanks to Lesley Wood of Canada for transcribing this letter.
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1 double sheet of notepaper
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Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service
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