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January 25th 1899 - Letter from Eugénie Sladden to her daughter, Kathleen Sladden

25th January 1899
Correspondence From
Eugénie Sladden, Seward House, Badsey
Correspondence To
Kathleen Sladden
Relationship to Letter Addressee
Text of Letter

Seward House,

25th January 1899

My dear Kathleen,

You will like to receive a letter from home though there is not much to relate since you left on Monday.  May went to Mrs Ashwin’s Literary yesterday afternoon, Mr Price driving her there & back (N.B. does not seem as much afraid of young ladies now that he has a wife).  The reading May said was pretty bad all round except Mrs Wilding who read Lady Macbeth splendidly.  We have been getting up rather earlier the last few days & this morning I actually went across to church at 10 o’clock, leaving Baby sitting in her tall chair in the kitchen to watch Clara wash up, as usual I was the only congregation.  Baby seems to have quite forgotten her bottle & goes to bed as good as gold without it. This afternoon  I went down to the Mothers' meeting, there were only four Aldington women & Mrs Clair [?] Kyte  there. Clara went to the confirmation class but was the only candidate who turned up.  I believe they have the names of about a dozen boys & girls. May & I have been attacking the rest of the stockings & have got them down to two pairs now, I daresay we should have finished them this evening if May had not gone to the entertainment. You must tell us all about the school examinations when you write next Sunday, I shall be anxious to know if Ethel has been moved up, but am rather afraid she won’t be.  I suppose Mary has gone back to Richmond today.  I hope she will manage to come & see you Saturday week, with much love to you both

I am
Your loving mother
Eugénie N. Sladden

P.S. I enclose a letter for Ethel from Sister Mercy

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1 double sheet of notepaper
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