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December 10th 1878 - Letter from Julius Sladden to his wife, Eugénie Sladden

10th 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 10 1878

My Darling Wife,

I have been wondering how you are this cold day (the frost here is very severe) I hope getting on nicely, but you must be very careful not to get a chill.

We went down to Badsey last evening and settled matters all right we are to have the house early in January on a seven years' lease renewable if we wish for a further period of about one years at the expiration of that time.  Mr Byrd having about 13 years altogether to run, there is no doubt the rent £50 is low enough for the place and although rather higher than I cared about at present yet we can be very careful for a year or two, after which I hope we may find our income increasing, I can give you more particulars on Wednesday when I come home.

Mr Ridgeway has gone to Alcester today by rail for it was none too good going for the horse and very cold work driving as you may imagine.  I am afraid our poor calcedarias in the frame will be frozen, let Edith put a piece of hop-sacking over them it might not be too late.  They will bear a little frost and if thawed in the dark may survive.  We are brewing to-day and shall do so again on Thursday.  I hope our little one is flourishing please give him a kiss and hoping to have a good account of you to-morrow.

I remain with much love

Your affectionate Husband

Julius Sladden

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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