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May 5th 1903 - Letter from Eugénie Sladden to her husband, Julius Sladden

5th May 1903
Correspondence From
Eugénie Sladden, Rosway, Deal
Correspondence To
Julius Sladden, Seward House, Badsey
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5th May 1903

My dearest Husband,

George came down all right by the 3.12 train & I joined him at Sandwich & came on here; he is looking pretty well, but looked rather like a poet or a musician, as his hair had not been cut for three months.

So when we had had a cup of tea, we went off into the town & had his hair cut & bought him various requirements such as hat, shoes, tooth-brush etc etc, in fact it was a case of “bang went sixpence” & a good deal more.  We have just been filling in the paper for the Civil Service people; George agreed with Mr Symms about Geometrical Drawing, but thought he could do better in Physics than in Chemistry, as a lot that was required in the latter, he had not done at all, so I thought it best to let him choose which he thought best.  

You will have received my post-card today, Juliet & I had a good journey yesterday; she was quite ready for her dinner when we got to Oxford & enjoyed the chicken & ham; you would have liked to have seen her sitting up in front of me with a dinner-napkin on her lap & a plate enjoying her dinner; she did not care for the soda water, but liked it better when I put a little sherry into it.  Frank was at Folkestone when we arrived, so Edith met us, she was rather extra-busy, as they were having their dining-room spring-cleaned, so we have had to be in the little room.  I took Juliet for a walk round Sandwich this morning, she is quite friendly with them all, & Norah is to sleep with her while I am here.

I think we might perhaps arrange to go & see Aunt Susan next Saturday, picking up Judy on our way, I think George will be sufficiently aired by that time; Folkestone we must do next week, as I understand from Frank that Charlotte was much engaged this week.  I hope you & Ethel are getting on all right & that the latter is not looking so white.  Aunt George is looking pretty well, I think she is glad to have people to stay with her.

With much love, dear

I am 
Your loving wife

Eugénie N Sladden 

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