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March 28th 1878 - Letter from John Mourilyan to his daughter, Eugénie Sladden

28th March 1878
Correspondence From
John Mourilyan, Richmond
Correspondence To
Eugénie Sladden
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Text of Letter


28th  March 1878

My Dear Daughter

I hope to be with you at Chipping Norton on Saturday. Fred will enquire about the trains to day and when he returns I shall decide on the hour of departure and probable hour of arrival. I was glad to receive your letter of the 23rd instant. Fred and Polly do all they can to make my visit here agreeable. I went on Sunday to see dear Fanny and found her well. We are hourly expecting news of her confinement. I think Anna decidedly improved and the other children are well. Harry continues a pickle but is somewhat in awe of his Papa. I had a cold journey on Saturday but did not increase my cold. I was to tell you that Polly has attended to your commission but it will be some days before the work can be sent. I was very glad to leave Paris where I felt unsettled and had been over worked for some months past. I hear from the Office frequently and hope that Ned will be able to manage without me.

I will not write more as I hope to see you so soon. Polly says she will write soon and unites with me in love to you & Julius.

Believe me

Your affectionate Father

John Mourilyan

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We are grateful to Lesley Wood (great-great-granddaughter of Edmund Fowle Wood who was the brother-in-law of John Mourilyan) of Canada for providing a transcription of this letter.
Type of Correspondence
1 double sheet of notepaper
Location of Document
Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service
Record Office Reference