16th June 1898
My dear Kathleen,
You will not get a very long letter from me this time as you will be seeing May so soon & hearing all the news from her. She is very pleased to go to Clewer but it is unfortunate that she will miss the dance, they are such rare events in this neighbourhood, & I don’t think Jack will enjoy it as much without May. I am so glad you had such a pleasant afternoon at the Knapps. I did not know Miss Pollard was back again. Father was quite struck with the improvement in your writing before he came to the part of your letter mentioning it, do try & go on taking pains, as it is really such a pity that you should write with such a bad hand. Father started yesterday morning on his trip & I had a card this morning from Ambleside. I do hope he will have nice weather. Jack came home last Friday, I don’t think he feels entirely satisfied about his performances, but he does not say much, & I don’t worry him about it, for of course he can’t really tell till the lists come out. We had Mr & Mrs Price in to supper on Tuesday; of course Baby woke up & cried lustily, a thing she scarcely ever does now & Ethel had to go up to her. I think she is about another tooth, she has pretty fits at times, but today, Mrs Kniipe & Mary spent the afternoon here, & she was wonderfully good.
I must say goodnight now, with much love,
Your loving mother
Eugénie N. Sladden