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December 12th 1878 - Letter from Julius Sladden to his wife, Eugénie Sladden

12th 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 12 1878

My Dearest Wife,

I enclose you a long letter which I found awaiting me this morning from my mother.  I am so sorry to hear of the sudden death of Edith’s sister, Mrs Coleman, we met her at the wedding you will remember but I believe she has been in a very unsatisfactory state of health for some few years, and it did not exactly take me by surprise, poor Mrs Potter will feel the shock I am sure and so will Lizzie when she hears of it which I almost trust she may do before leaving Melbourne.  I have just had a line from Austen Gardner since beginning this, he tells me there seems little or no doubt but that the man in custody murdered poor young Gillow.  We are brewing to-day and to-morrow I shall try and run down to Badsey to see about the house and shall in that case take Mr Fowler with me to see a little what wants doing.  I hope you will wrap up well if you go to church to-morrow, if fine I shall think about my little wife and join in her thankfulness for recovery.  I hope you will have Mrs Flint to tea to-night so that the time may pass pleasantly, I wonder what she will think of “little Jack”, give him his father’s kiss and with much love believe me ever

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
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