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January 17th 1892 - Letter from Jack Sladden to his mother, Eugénie Sladden

17th January 1892
Correspondence From
Jack Sladden, The Hostel, Christ College, Brecon
Correspondence To
Eugénie Sladden, Seward House, Badsey
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Text of Letter

The Hostel, Christ’s College, Brecon

Jan 17th 1892

My dear Mother

I have got into the Remove; I got on pretty well in the examination. Mr Allen is the master of the Remove and we shall have lessons in the big schoolroom; it is upstairs and there are classrooms underneath. There has been a lot more snow here it is nearly six inches deep now; it is very cold here; I sleep in a dormitory up at the top of the house and I am very glad of my dressing-gown to put over me.  Will you send me my little ink-pot for I have to borrow one to write this letter with. I’m not able to wear my ties for no spots at all are allowed so Mr Allen gave me an order for a black one. I have had a good many new books Chardenal’s French Course among them, I thought the girls used it a good deal so I had a new one. The country looks horrid just now with all the mist and snow about.

Please give my love to every one at home and with the same to yourself I remain

your affectionate son

John Dilnot Sladden

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With grateful thanks to Felicity Kilpatrick, former archivist at Christ College, Brecon, for transcribing this letter.
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Envelope containing 1 double sheet of notepaper
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Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service
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