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May 10th 1900 - Letter from Eugénie Sladden to her daughter, Ethel Sladden

10th May 1900
Correspondence From
Eugénie Sladden, Seward House, Badsey
Correspondence To
Ethel Sladden, St Margaret's House, Clewer, Windsor
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Text of Letter

Seward House

10th May 1900

My dear Ethel,

I have been busy mending the dining room curtains this evening & have left your letter till after prayers.

It certainly is a nuisance about the luggage, 60 lbs is not very much, & unless we buy some smaller boxes or are very careful not to fill ours, we shall always be having to pay overweight, when we go anywhere.

Poor Prince had an accident the day you left, he was run over by a cart close to the Royal Oak, it went right over his shoulder; I had to get someone to bring him home in a cart, & was rather afraid it was all up with him, however he seems rather better & I don't think any bones are broken, but he can only limp round the garden & requires a great deal of coaxing to eat at all; I hope he will get better soon, poor little dog.

Father heard from Mr Gepp yesterday he says “Violet is as happy as an English girl can be amongst Germans.  It is a case of “dwelling with Mesech[?]” in Dresden.  The people with whom she lives are delightful, but, of course, her righteous soul is vexed with the anti-English conversation of those with whom she comes in contact.  You see she understands the language now.  She is getting on splendidly with her studies.  I don't think she will come home this summer.  She thinks, very wisely, that it would unsettle her & that she had better not.”

I have been writing to Aunt Fanny today, I suppose they have left London now, she will be glad to get settled again.

Baby is settling down to her little term ways; she was very fidgety at prayer yesterday, so I stood her in the corner afterwards, so today she behaved much better.

There is rather a scarcity of news this week, so I will stop.

With much love to you both

I am
your loving mother

Eugénie N Sladden

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Envelope containing 2 sheets of notepaper
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