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April 4th 1901 - Letter from Eugénie Sladden to her husband, Julius Sladden

4th April 1901
Correspondence From
Eugénie Sladden, 21 Avenue de la Grande Année, Paris
Correspondence To
Julius Sladden, Seward House, Badsey
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21 Avenue de la Gde Armée

4th April 1901

My dearest Husband,

I must send you a few lines to tell you of our safe arrival in Paris.  I started from Richmond about half-past seven yesterday & Jack met me in London & saw me off.  There were a good many travelling, & I had rather a job to get a berth on board, however I managed to get one, & it was a good thing, as we had a rough passage & I was ill as well as most other people, even the poor stewardess was very bad.  We were rather more than five hours on the sea & so were not in Paris till nine o’clock.  I drove up here with my things, had a wash & some coffee & then went off to meet May at the new station on the Quai d’Orsay, I found I could get there quite easily from here by the new Metropolitan railway, a sort of electric railway rather like the 2nd tube.  We had some lunch when we got back & I have been resting a little while, & now we are going out a bit till dinner-time. 

This is not such a nice boarding house as Mlle Pouchet’s & we have a room on the fifth floor, still I daresay we shall manage here all right.  I suppose you have the boys home now, Jack hoped to get back tonight after all, on Tuesday he was afraid he would not get back till Saturday.  It is quite warm here today & I hope we shall have it fine for our visit, May is looking very well & is very pleased to come up & meet me.  With much love to all at home & a good kiss for dear little  Babs

I am
Your loving wife

Eugénie N Sladden

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