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September 23rd 1897 - Letter from Eugénie Sladden to her daughter, Kathleen Sladden

23rd September 1897
Correspondence From
Eugénie Sladden, Seward House, Badsey
Correspondence To
Kathleen Sladden
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Text of Letter

Seward House

23rd September 1897

My dear Kathleen

I am afraid you will not get a nice long letter this time as I have been resting for rather a long time this afternoon & now it is not far off post times. Cyril & Ethel are having tea at the Woods today in honour of Lily’s birthday which was yesterday.  Cyril seems to like his lessons with Miss Hanson, he comes home to dinner in the best of spirits & tells me what marks he has got.  Have you found your drill blouse? It is nowhere at home & I fancy you must have left it at school last holidays. Your dresses came back from the dyer today & look very well. I will get yours done as soon as possible & send it over together with the white shawl.  I gave Annie notice on Saturday morning so now I am looking out again & do hope I may get hold of a decent girl before her month is up. Phillis has been down here today, darning up the turkey carpet. I want to have it shaken tomorrow, weather permitting so as to put down the new one.  I expect you are both looking forward to seeing Father on Saturday. I heard from Miss Smith this morning, she will see him at 2 o’clock.  We shall be most dreadfully dull while he is away.  We paid our state call at the Vicarage on Tuesday, found Mr & Mrs Price at home & the Savorys also calling. I should think by next week we see all the doctor’s carriages rolling by from Evesham having a race as to who gets there first.  There is no news and it is very nearly dark, so will stop.

With much love to both of you
Believe me
Your loving mother


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