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May 22nd 1901 - Letter from Eugénie Sladden to her husband, Julius Sladden

22nd 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

22nd May 1901

My dearest Husband,

I was pleased to get your letter with all its enclosures this morning, I am so delighted about Kathleen, she sent me a few lines yesterday to tell me the news.  I had rather thought of writing to you last night, but two ladies came in to spend the evening, and we played whist, so of course I could not write.

Lizzie’s friends have been most polite in coming to call on me.  Monday afternoon we had several callers & yesterday afternoon we returned one of the calls.  George has two ships at home now so is more busy than last week; I think he is going to show me over one of their steamers one day, I said I should like to see one.

Yesterday morning as Lizzie was busy I spent an hour or two at the Exhibition by myself, I had a good look round one of the Picture galleries where there were a good many by Turner, Constable, Wilkie & other dead English artists.

The asparagus arrived about mid-day yesterday, we had some for dinner & pronounced them very good.  It is very kind of Mr Idiens to let Ethel off on Friday.  I am very glad as I don’t quite know how she would have managed the packing.  Tell her when she is packing your bag not to forget my hand-glass & if there is room I should like my black & white petticoat which is in the spare room ottoman.

It is so fine & warm that I don’t require the warm things I brought with the idea that it might be cold, I do hope the weather will continue like this when you are up here, & then I think dear you will quite enjoy your little holiday.

So John Roberts is on his way home, how delighted his wife must be!  I must write some of the children’s letters today, I sent a post-card to Kath yesterday to congratulate her.

Give my best love & kisses to dear little Juliet, I hope she will enjoy herself at Richmond & be a good little girl.

Ethel will be quite glad of a holiday from house-keeping & teaching, my love to her & with much to yourself dear, hoping to see you on Saturday

I remain
Your loving wife

Eugénie N Sladden

I enclose George’s letter.  Tell Ethel not to trouble to write to me till she gets to Richmond, she must be so busy.

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Envelope containing 1 double sheet and notes about Sladden inscriptions in Lyminge churchyard
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Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service
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