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September 13th 1883 - Letter from Julius Sladden to his wife, Eugénie Sladden

13th September 1883
Correspondence From
Julius Sladden, Seward House, Badsey
Correspondence To
Eugénie Sladden, c/o Mrs Butler, Coombe Bank, Westgate on Sea
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Sep 13/83

My Dearest Wife,

I have just returned from Evesham having seen George off with his numerous packages, we were able to find him a good basket of vegetables and I think he has gone off all the better for his changes, Lizzie will travel from Burton on Saturday night.

We had a pleasant day’s shooting yesterday with Mr Webb and to-day quite nice little sport for a few hours over Byrds and Gilberts then at 3 o’clock we came in to dinner as George did not want to have a tiring day.  Mother is decidedly better and I hope will gain strength now.

We have got the drying apparatus put up in the kitchen and I should think it will be a good convenience in wet weather, I have also told Mace to make the ironing boards.  I think you may manage to stay till Tuesday 25thish but you had better arrange to return not later than that day and as I think it very likely.  Mother will start on 26th she will have to travel on a day that suits me, because in addition to other business I shall have some travelling to do in Mr Frisk’s absence, he is going for a fortnight and to fetch his wife back or I should have suggested that he went later.  I think perhaps a little port wine will do May good I hope she will be the better for the change.  The children are very good and very happy, Baby seems quite well again.  Jack sends, at his own suggestion, 8 kisses to you 8 to May & 4 to Auntie Fanny.  Charlotte gets on very well with the servants and is “cumbered about many things.”  Hope you have had a nice drive to Sandwich.  Charlotte joins me in love to Fanny and all the circle and with much to yourself believe me ever

Your affectionate Husband

Julius Sladden

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