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January 20th 1886 - Letter from Julius Sladden to his wife, Eugénie Sladden

20th January 1886
Correspondence From
Julius Sladden, Ash, Sandwich
Correspondence To
Eugénie Sladden, c/o C Butler Esq, Gloucester House, Claremont Road, Surbiton
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Jan 20/86

My Dearest Eugénie,

I received your letter by the second post to-day and am sorry you cannot give a better report of yourself.  My present intention is to leave here pretty early on Saturday and get down to Badsey that evening but I may want to see Mr Radleigh Sen. on my way through so I cannot say much about trains, I think you may venture to have the haunch of mutton for Sunday.  I shall be glad to get home again now.  To-morrow I am going to have early dinner at Austen Gardner’s and if fine shall walk down, with Charlotte, to tea at Guston.  

Yesterday I had tea at Goss Hall, Uncle Tom is pretty well again and the boy is recovering from his accident.  I see by to-day’s paper that Florence was prematurely confined on 15th inst.  Have you had news of the absent chicks yet?  Tonight they will meet at Surbiton Hill.  I do not know if I shall have time to see either of them on my way, I might possibly go to Richmond if time allowed.  The present for May from the Xmas tree is a set of dolls’ under clothing but I thought it would be better to keep the “secret” till my return.  Kiss all the dear little chicks for me and tell May that Auntie Lottie is going to send some more halfpennies to encourage her in doing the exercises well.  

Mother sends her love to you as also Charlotte.  Give my kind regards to Miss Savory, I hope the weather enables her to get out a bit.

We have no snow here but a little frost.  With fondest love believe me ever

Your affectionate Husband

Julius Sladden

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