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December 15th 1898 - Letter from Eugénie Sladden to her daughter, Ethel Sladden

15th December 1898
Correspondence From
Eugénie Sladden, Seward House, Badsey
Correspondence To
Ethel Sladden
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Text of Letter

Seward House,

15th December 1898

My dear Ethel

I suppose this will be your last letter from home this term, it is very nice to think that this time next week you will both be at home again & Arthur also. You seem to have had more than your share of rain at Windsor, the last few days have been very nice & fine.  I took Baby down to Aldington this afternoon, as I wanted to see Mrs Savory, however she was not at home.  Mrs Price has started a sewing class on Thursday afternoon for girls, with the idea of trying to get some of them to join the G.F.S.. I went last week & today, May went down & I also let Clara go.  We had a very pleasant “Literary” afternoon at Mrs Robarts on Tuesday, it was a miscellaneous programme  (I will enclose it)  the dialogue between Mrs Wilding & Mrs Thornton was most amusing; there were thirty five people present, six not members.  Jack tells us he walked to Sandwich last Sunday, nearly 7 miles & came back by the last train; I am glad that he is near enough to be able to do so occasionally, for he must find it pretty dull.  I wrote to him last night & sent him some books that he wanted. I met Mrs Geoffrey Jones & her baby today. She grows such a dear little thing, they are living at Herbert Smith’s now so I don’t often see them about.  Ella Jones has been staying at Morecambe Bay with her sister Lizzie who has started a boarding house there, she looks all the better for the change.  I hope you are getting on well with your exams; Cyril is very elated this evening because he is top in Latin.  I am afraid that is not his usual place.  Mrs Wood is quite ill & obliged to keep to her bed & have the doctor, they were going away for Christmas, but I don’t know they will be able to now. May is also going to write to you & will give you any further news so, with love

I remain
Your loving mother
Eugénie N. Sladden

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