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May 12th 1897 - Letter from Eugénie Sladden to her daughter, Kathleen Sladden

12th May 1897
Correspondence From
Eugénie Sladden, Seward House, Badsey
Correspondence To
Kathleen Sladden
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Text of Letter

Seward House, Badsey

12th May 1897

My dear Kathleen

Father is going to write to May, so I must answer her letter another time & write you a few lines this week. I am so pleased to hear that you were top in examinations, I should think you should stand a pretty fair chance for the form prize. Tell May I am very sorry she is disappointed of being in the same room as the other six form girls; what room are you in? We had the pleasure of walking back as far as the high road with the Miss Du Prés, I went on in front with the taller one, & she was really quite affable, & I could hear Ethel chattering away to the other one behind. Father is going to drive me over to Pebworth tomorrow to see a sister of Lucy’s who I hear, is out of a place; I do hope she may suit me & come, it would be so nice to have a fresh servant engaged before I leave home. Emily’s industry gets more & more alarming, she actually washed one print dress & eight towels on Tuesday! I hear from Miss Truby that Miss Poulton is still in Paris, so I shall certainly try & see her. All being well I shall start by the 6 o’clock train from Evesham on Monday, get Jack to meet me & go across to Victoria with me & cross by Newhaven & Dieppe & should be in Paris about 8 o’clock in the morning. Winnie is not coming with me after all, as Uncle had rather she waited till Auntie can take her over herself. Phillis has finished all my mendings for the summer, she has made me such a nice black satin petticoat, from the foundation of my black grenadine dress. I had quite a long letter from Mrs Gepp today, they seem to like their new home very well, & though it is very cold there, it seems to agree with them, & she says she has not felt so well for years. Mr Gepp is coming here early in June, I hope it will not be before I come back. With much love to May & yourself, I am, your loving mother

Eugénie N Sladden

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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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