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November 12th 1896 - Letter from Eugénie Sladden to her daughter, Kathleen Sladden

12th November 1896
Correspondence From
Eugénie Sladden, Seward House, Badsey
Correspondence To
Kathleen Sladden
Relationship to Letter Addressee
Text of Letter

Seward House, Badsey

12th November/96

My dear Kathleen

It is really my week to write to May, but Father will not be able to write to either of you this week & Jack has written to May, so you shall have the benefit of my scrawl. Father has gone to Pandy today & last night we were at the Literary; he says he shall not feel hurt if neither of you manage to send him a letter next week. I think you were lucky girls to get such nice presents from Uncle and Auntie; their address at Brighton is 35, Regency Square, so now you will be able to write & thank for your visit. I daresay the mighty cake has disappeared by this time! Arthur’s report came the other day, a very good one, everything is “good” & conduct “excellent” & he is 8th in form for the half term. George was 4th in form last week, I am so glad, as I think he must be working better this term. Ethel sends her love & thanks you for sending the sixpences for Kilburn, she is trying to collect enough this week to buy a blanket, I saw some nice ones the other day at Righton’s for 1/9 ½ each; she has got enough for it. Mary is not a success, she is so slow & so stupid, however I must try & put up with her for a bit, at least if she means to put up with me, but that I rather doubt, as I don’t think she loves work. To make things worse she scalded her hand this morning, so now she can do less than ever. We had rather a pleasant evening at the Horace Haynes’ last night; the reading was Acts III & IV of a Winter’s Tale; we have a new member, Mr. Waugh, Vicar of Harvington, who has a very nice voice & he sang, Father even enjoyed hearing him. He also played a solo on the violin. Mr & Mrs Savory are home, but I have not seen them yet, Cynthia & Mr Remington came back on Saturday. Father has bought a second hand bicycle. I expect he will find it very useful when he has learned to ride; Jack is trying it now. Father has sold several dozen rose-trees this week, more than enough to pay for the bicycle. It is prayer-time & I must leave off, so with much love to you both

I remain

Your loving mother

Eugénie N Sladden

P.S. you will be glad to hear that we killed two pigs yesterday, so there will be no bother of that kind next holidays.

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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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