11 rue Léo Delibes
22nd October 1899
My dear Kathleen,
I am just writing a few lines to let you know that Auntie Polly will be pleased to see you & Ethel for the exact, only you must send her a line that she may know when to expect you, I suppose it will be either next Sunday or the following one.
We had a lovely passage the other day & the weather has been beautiful; we are going to stop a night at Rouen & shall cross back to England next Wednesday.
Grandpa does not seem very well, I think he has got more feeble since I saw him last.
Uncle Fred was in Paris last week & we lunched with him on Wednesday; I was so pleased to see him & he was looking so well. Yesterday Auntie & I had an expedition to the Bon Marché & did a little shopping there. They are getting on with the Exhibition buildings, it will be a huge place.
I hope there are no more scarlatina cases & that the girl who has it is getting on well.
I heard from May yesterday they seem getting on all right at home.
With much love to you & Ethel
I am, in haste,
your loving mother
Eugénie N Sladden