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October 18th 1899 - Letter from Eugénie Sladden to her husband, Julius Sladden

18th October 1899
Correspondence From
Eugénie Sladden, 11 Rue Léo Délibes, Paris
Correspondence To
Julius Sladden, Seward House, Badsey
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Text of Letter

11 Rue Léo Delibes 

18th October 1899

My dearest Husband,

You will be very glad to hear that Polly & I have arrived safely at our destination; we had a beautiful smooth passage & I was actually able to sit up on deck all the time & was not ill.  The only bother was that it was such low water that we had to wait on the boat at Newhaven nearly an hour & a half before we started & then again quite half an hour or more outside Dieppe harbour, so that made us very late, it was half past nine o’clock when we reached Paris.  We had a good lunch on board while waiting to start, but after that had only time for bouillon at Dieppe & Nantes, so that we were ready for some supper when we arrived here & were of course very tired.  Polly woke with a head ache this morning & so did I, however mine is nearly well again since my coffee, & Polly’s much better.

I am just going up to Father’s to report our arrival, but Polly will keep quiet till this afternoon.  She sends her love to you all & says we have not quarreled yet.  I will not write more now, but thought you would want a line.  Give my love to all the children & a lot of kisses to dear little Baby, & with much love to yourself

I am, as ever
Your loving wife

Eugénie N Sladden

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Envelope containing 1 double sheet of notepaper
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