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December 13th 1911 - Letter from Eugénie Sladden to her daughter, Juliet Sladden

13th December 1911
Correspondence From
Eugénie Sladden, Marshgate House, Richmond
Correspondence To
Juliet Sladden, The Grove School, Highgate
Relationship to Letter Addressee
Text of Letter

Marshgate House

13th December 1911

My dear little Juliet,

Auntie & I got back quite comfortably on Saturday in good time for dinner. I hope you were not too tired after all the excitement & that you have not been troubled with any more nose-bleeding.  Sunday here was very wet & I did not go out all day, Auntie had a headache & spent the day in bed, so I had to amuse myself pretty much with writing & reading till the evening when Harry was in & sang to me.  Anna’s nurse has gone out today for a holiday so Anna has charge of the Baby; he has had a nice long sleep & she has now taken him out; he is such a good child, but when awake never still for a minute.  We are expecting Aunt Fanny & Christine to lunch, I am glad I shall be able to see them.  Lily Harper has a little boy born on the 5th, I expect Monica is very delighted to have a brother to play with; she used to be so nice with this baby when she & her mother stayed at Folkestone with Anna.

I heard from Father on Monday, Cyril was home & Arthur came over from B’ham on Saturday, he is doing a woman’s part in a play at Christmas & the girls dressed him up in a dress of mine; he can’t come home for Xmas.  Yesterday Auntie & I had a nice drive in the park & went to see Fanny & the children; Fanny was very busy making them costumes for a fancy dress party, & the children were busy doing exams with their governess.  I saw Mary Jelfs, she looked much taller in her black dress & cap & apron; Fanny is quite pleased with her except for her deafness & is very kindly taking her up to see a specialist & see if anything can be done for it, I am rather doubtful about it, as I have already taken her to two ear Hospitals.  I go to Sydenham tomorrow afternoon & hope I shall find Kathleen better, I have not heard how she is the last few days.

I will let you know later on about meeting at Paddington, I must find out how trains fit at Sydenham.

With much love, dear

I am
Your loving mother 

Eugénie N Sladden

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Envelope containing 2 sheets of notepaper
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