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May 15th 1901 - Letter from Eugénie Sladden to her husband, Julius Sladden

15th May 1901
Correspondence From
Eugénie Sladden, 9 Walworth Terrace, Kent Road, Glasgow
Correspondence To
Julius Sladden, Seward House, Badsey
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9 Walworth Terrace
Kent Road

15th May 1901

My dear Husband,

You will have received my post-card before this I hope, as George posted it last night to catch an early post this morning.

I had a good journey yesterday, but rather slow, as we hung about waiting at different places on account of a smash up of two goods’ trains just beyond Carlisle, I saw the broken engine lying by the side of the line.  At Worcester I found it would be best to change at Derby, so I did so, but my luggage was labelled right through, so I had no further trouble about that.  

I found some bills about the Whitsuntide holidays, & am sending you two, I don’t know whether they are the same that you already have.  We joined the London express at Chesterfield, by the way, look out for the crooked steeple there, it is very curious, so then I went into the dining car & had dinner; very nice pea-soup, fried sole with anchovy sauce & cut lemon, roast mutton, potatoes & spinach, rhubarb tart, cheese, butter & watercress for which I paid 2/6, which was not out of the way, as all was well cooked & I had a small bottle of beer for 6d.  Later on I had some tea & bread & butter for which I paid 6d; this was brought to the carriage & a table put up to place it upon.  It was nice &  bright all the way up & not too hot as there was a breeze.  The scenery is very nice before you get to Carlisle & again beyond Dumfries, but in some parts you seem to run through so many manufacturing towns & also factories standing alone right out in the country.  

George met me at St. Enoch’s station where we were an hour late, both he & Lizzie are looking very well.  The latter has a mother’s meeting today, so after lunch George is going to take me to the Exhibition where we are to meet a certain Miss Brown who is evidently going to look after me till Lizzie can come & meet us.

When you come, bring up one of Juliet’s little photos, Lizzie is so pleased with it that I have promised to give her one.

I wonder how you got on at the Wildings last night, I hope you had a pleasant evening.

Give my love to Ethel, I hope she will manage her multifarious duties without quite knocking herself up.  Give dear little Babs a good kiss for me & with much love, dear

Believe me 
Your loving wife

E.N. Sladden

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