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May 18th 1901 - Letter from Eugénie Sladden to her husband, Julius Sladden

18th May 1901
Correspondence From
Eugénie Sladden, 9 Walworth Terrace, Kent Road, Glasgow
Correspondence To
Julius Sladden, Seward House, Badsey
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Text of Letter

9 Walworth Terrace
Kent Road

18th May 1901

My dearest Julius,

I must answer your letter this morning as we shall be going out directly after lunch, if George is not too busy he is coming with Lizzie & me to the Gare Loch; he has been rather slack the last few days, but expects two ships in on Monday, so will then have plenty to do.

On Ascension morning Lizzie & I went to service at St. Mary’s, rather a fine church.  In the afternoon we went to call on some people named Pringle who are related to the Prestons at Offenham; these people appear to have told Mr Preston that George & Lizzie were related to us, but he steadily refused to believe it & said he was sure we had no relations in the north.

After dinner Lizzie & I took a tram-car down to her pet mission chapel, some distance off, & where the service is just what you would not like; the clergyman there seems to be a great friend of theirs & often has supper with them on Sundays, yesterday afternoon we went to an organ recital at the Exhibition, had tea with two ladies we met & listened to the band.  So far I have been most lucky in the weather & I hope it won’t turn wet by the time you come up.

I hope you are managing all right without me; I think you had better put an advertisement in the Evesham Journal for a servant, as the registry seems no use at all & one only wastes time & stamps by writing there.

I have written to Kathleen & Cyril, Lizzie does not seem at all scandalised at the idea of your coming without a top hat, so you need not bother about it.  Tell Ethel with my love that I forgot my hand glass, & if she can manage to pack it safely in your bag, she might put it in, at present I have to borrow Lizzie’s.  The latter was very pleased with the hamper of vegetables, they had never had sea-kale before.

Fancy Mrs Taylor guessing most of the books!  I am surprised, was the lovely Ada there?

Give my dear little pet a good kiss from Mother, I hope she is a good girl & quite happy.

With much love dear,

Believe me 
Your loving wife

Eugénie N Sladden

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