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June 14th 1900 - Letter from Eugénie Sladden to her daughter, Kathleen Sladden

14th June 1900
Correspondence From
Eugénie Sladden, Seward House, Badsey
Correspondence To
Kathleen Sladden
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Seward House

14th June 1900

My dear Kathleen, 

It was rather late last night when I had finished my letter to Arthur, so I did not begin yours but must write it this afternoon.

I am sending you 10/- for your exam expenses and 1/- in stamps to get a tie.

I am glad the weather has become a little cooler again & hope it will keep so next week for your sake. I wish you good luck over the exam & hope the papers will be to your mind.

We find that Oakleigh Park is a few stations further on than Harringay, so that Jack might be able to go & see you there perhaps, at any rate you had better send him your time table of the exams & your address at the Gamlens[?] as he could very likely meet you as you came out from Drapers’ Hall. Please also send us your time table that we may know what you are up to & think about you.  I hope you are quite certain about that train, what time do you have to be at Drapers’ Hall on Monday, is it nine or ten o’clock?

I am sorry you give such a poor account of Mary Knipe, she certainly ought to drop some of her work; I hoped I should have seen Mrs Knipe at the picnic yesterday, but she was not there.  We had a very pleasant afternoon but I think Father & May have told you all about it.  

I want to know who this inspector was that you had down & who sent him? Was he a Government creature, or was it merely some idea of the Sisters or Miss Smith to have him there?

We have only had a post-card from Jack since he went back, we expected a letter today but none came, perhaps he was busy yesterday or forgot to post the letter in time.

I have not heard again from Miss Pollard, I do hope she is not offended with me, I shall write again soon if I don’t have a letter.

I had a present of six pairs of nice lace curtains the other day; Aunt Fanny is staying with Mrs Walter Butler & one day the latter offered her these as she was having washing silk ones instead, Aunt Fanny said she had plenty herself, but knew someone who was in want of some, meaning me, so Mrs Walter very kindly sent them to me.

It is nearly tea time so I must end.

With much love to you both, hoping that you may get on well next week.

I remain
your loving mother

Eugénie N Sladden

P.S. May’s first night gown is not finished yet, we seem to have had so little time for work last week.


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1 double sheet of notepaper
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