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December 2nd 1878 - Letter from Julius Sladden to his wife, Eugénie Sladden

2nd December 1878
Correspondence From
Julius Sladden, The Steam Brewery, Evesham
Correspondence To
Eugénie Sladden, Chipping Norton
Relationship to Letter Addressee
Text of Letter

The Steam Brewery

Dec 2 1878

My own darling Wife,

Although I hope to see you to-morrow afternoon yet I cannot let the morning pass without your receiving my earliest possible congratulations on the event.  God bless you my darling! And grant you many, many happy returns of this the first birthday that dawns upon you as a wife and (double happiness!) as a mother also, I think you know full well that your husband will not forget the day in his waking thoughts.

Enclosed is a very small souvenir for the occasion but I think it will perhaps do to hang on Walter’s chain and may serve as a receptacle, first for our dear baby’s hair, and by and bye for his first portrait also.  I shall be so pleased to come home to-morrow and give you a good kiss and my best wishes in person.

I will not write more now as I shall so soon be home again, so with a kiss for “little Jack” and all the fond love which my darling wife would hope to receive on the occasion of her birthday.

Believe me ever
Your loving husband

Julius Sladden

P.S. Give my love to Polly, I hope she will have a good journey.

Letter Images
Type of Correspondence
Envelope containing 1 double sheet of headed notepaper for The Steam Brewery, Evesham, with coat of arms saying Sladden & Co (late Allard & Son), Brewers
Location of Document
Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service
Record Office Reference