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February 7th 1899 - Letter from Eugénie Sladden to her daughter, Kathleen Sladden

7th February 1899
Correspondence From
Eugénie Sladden, Seward House, Badsey
Correspondence To
Kathleen Sladden
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Text of Letter

Seward House

7th February 1899

My dear Kathleen,

Father & May have been writing to Ethel this evening so if I can manage to write to you before bed-time you will receive your letters on Thursday.  

I have just been sending my congratulations to Auntie Polly on being a Grandmother, Fanny’s little boy was born early yesterday morning.

You seem to have had a very jolly afternoon with May & Anna, I am glad they were able to go to Windsor.

Fancy your being in the hockey eleven, it will be very nice for you, playing in the matches.  

I am so glad you like Miss Sugden & find her a good teacher, no doubt you will go ahead with your Latin & mathematics now. Is she the lady whom you saw last term & thought to be the new governess?

May & I have been to the Prestons this afternoon for the Literary, it was a miscellaneous programme, various readings & recitations, besides music; there were about twenty three present; a Miss Hogarth from Lady Margaret Hall was one of the guests, & I think they rather enjoyed a little chat with her & found out some mutual acquaintances.

Mrs J Ashwin’s little boy is better, I was talking to Mrs Ashwin for some time.  Mrs Hope & Hildegarde have gone abroad for a month or two, they are now at Hyѐres & are going later on to Rome for Easter; isn’t it nice for Hilda?

Poor little Babs is better than last week, but not quite herself yet, she does not like the cold weather, it pinches her up, & her little feet have been so swollen with chilblains that she could not have her shoes on for a day or two.  She has gone back so in her walking, & cries now if we try to make her stand alone; I daresay she will get on better again after she has cut her eye-teeth & when it gets a bit warmer & drier. 

Give my love to Ethel, I will enclose the 2/- for the gloves; I hope you will enjoy your dances, I suppose Ethel will not be going to the Home one.

I do not seem to have much to write about & it is getting late, so with much love.

I remain
Your loving mother

Eugénie N Sladden

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1 double sheet of notepaper
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Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service
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