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July 21st 1898 - Letter from Eugénie Sladden to her daughter, Kathleen Sladden

21st July 1898
Correspondence From
Eugénie Sladden, Seward House, Badsey
Correspondence To
Kathleen Sladden
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Text of Letter

Seward House,

21st July 1898

My dear Kathleen,

I hope that you are getting on all right  with your exams & that the papers have been nice ones,  I am glad it is not quite so hot,  I expect that you will be very much relieved when Saturday comes.  I am sending you from Father 2/6 to pay your expenses up to London, no doubt Auntie will send the money for your fare to Folkestone in a day or two; I believe Father told you all about the trains.

May is coming home on Saturday & George will accompany her, for there are two cases of scarlet fever at Bancroft & we had a circular saying parents might remove boarders if they wished & that there would be no prize-giving, so as it was so near the end of term Father thought he may as well come home.  Arthur will come back on Tuesday evening, Father is going down for the prize giving . We have a good many acceptances for our ‘at home’ on the Flower Show day, about forty ought to turn up, I think. I hope that we shall get a fine day & that it will all go off well.  I meant to have taken Baby out for a walk this afternoon, but Mrs Price called & stayed rather a long time, so Ethel has gone with her instead.  I think you will find her very much grown, she is such a dear bright little thing & is getting quite fat, not very surprising considering the amount of pudding & bread & butter she gets through.  Father has gone to Pandy today, he hopes to get back about 8 o’clock, he is so very busy this month.  It is just tea time & I must get Baby’s bottle, so you must excuse a rather short letter.

With much love
Believe me

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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