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April 1911 - Letter from Eugénie Sladden to her daughter, Juliet Sladden

April 1911
Correspondence From
Eugénie Sladden, 12 Charleville Circus, Sydenham
Correspondence To
Juliet Sladden, The Grove School, Highgate
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Text of Letter

12 Charleville Circus

My dear little Darling,

I hope you did not feel too sad when I said goodbye to you the other day, I hope you soon found the little girl you had been talking to & were able to go & unpack your things so that you would begin to feel more at home.  By this time you are beginning to know a lot more about the routine of the school, & I shall look forward to having a letter from you telling me all sorts of things.  I met Jack at Charing Cross as arranged on Friday & we came on down here together, walking from Upper Sydenham station through the little Park which is looking quite pretty now.  George came in a bit later & we had dinner together.  Yesterday morning I had to amuse myself till after lunch & when Jack got back we had an early tea & then went partly by train to Beckenham & from there had an hour’s drive through a pretty part.  George had been shooting at Bisley, but got home about eight.  This morning Jack & I went to St Bartholomew’s & this afternoon we were all three going to St Paul’s Cathedral, but just as we got to London Bridge station George’s nose began to bleed rather badly, & as it was rather bad, he stopped there bathing it & then went home.  Jack & I went to the afternoon service & heard a good sermon by Canon Newbolt; I had not been there for years.  I do like walking through the City on a Sunday, it is so quiet & different to what it is on other days.

I have written to Mrs Bowden about Saturday & told her Miss Lacey will send someone over with you by about three o’clock or rather sooner, & then the Bowdens will see you back in time for your supper; I hope you will enjoy your afternoon with Gwendolen.  I go to Eastbourne tomorrow morning, how long I stay will depend rather on Arthur’s movements & when Father comes down to fetch me.  And now my dear little Juliet, I must say goodnight, I hope you will be very happy at school & enjoy both lessons & play, don’t be discouraged if you find the work rather difficult at first, you will soon get used to different ways of being taught.  

God bless you, my darling, be a good girl & a happy one I hope.

With fondest love & many kisses

I am
Your loving mother

Eugénie N Sladden

P.S. Jack & George send love.

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Envelope containing 2 sheets of notepaper
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