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May 26th 1897 - Letter from Eugénie Sladden to her daughter, Kathleen Sladden

26th May 1897
Correspondence From
Eugénie Sladden, The Lodge, Byfleet, Surrey
Correspondence To
Kathleen Sladden
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Text of Letter

The Lodge,

26th May 1897

My dear Kathleen,

I should have written to May in answer to her nice long letter, only Father wrote this morning & particularly requested me to write to you so I suppose he intends to write to May; however it does not very much matter who has the letter, especially as I hope to see you both in a day or two. I can’t come on Saturday as I have arranged to go and see George that afternoon but I hope to come to Windsor on Friday & Auntie Fanny or Winnie may very likely accompany me; do you think Sister would allow you to come & meet me at the station? We should come by the 3.23 train.  I will enclose a note to her, asking leave for her to do so. I was sorry to find by May’s letter that you had not been very well, You really must not knock up just now, don’t over tire yourself by taking too long walks, & you had better have a little of May’s parcels of food.  I managed my journey to France all right, I was sea-sick both going & coming back again but not so very bad.  Grandpa looks very wonderfully well & not much older than two years ago. I went to Bourg on Thursday and by paying a little extra, managed to get back on a fast train which reached Paris at ten o’ clock on Friday evening, instead of having to travel all night. I saw Miss Poulton twice, she seemed very pleased to see me and hear all about you; she is living with a Scotch lady, a Miss Lindsay, who also gives lessons, she is older than Miss Poulton, seems very nice & I should think was a good friend for her. This certainly is  a lovely house.  Auntie and Uncle go to Paris next Monday to take Winnie to school; so I shall very likely stay a few days at Richmond before going home. I am going up to town presently with Auntie who has to go to the dressmaker.

 With much love to you both
 Hoping to see you on Friday

 I am
 Your loving mother
 Eugénie N. Sladden

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With thanks to Ruth Burn, the great-granddaughter of Eugénie Sladden, for transcribing this letter.
Type of Correspondence
1 double sheet of notepaper
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Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service
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