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June 19th 1887 - Letter from Julius Sladden to his wife, Eugénie Sladden

19th June 1887
Correspondence From
Julius Sladden, Seward House, Badsey
Correspondence To
Eugénie Sladden, c/o C Butler Esq, Gloucester House, Claremont Road, Surbiton
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June 19/87

My Darling Wife,

I was very glad to have your nice long letter brought down to-day, for I had got quite in a worry about you, and to have a rather more cheerful account of you, I do hope you will really begin to pick up strength.  Of course I am very sorry not to have you and all the chicks home together for this eventful week, as I wanted to fix it in their memory as far as possible, but I think it far wiser that you should take more rest while you can and so I shall not mind, if it does you good in the end.  I am very anxious that you should go to London and see the procession (if you can prudently do so) for it will be the sight of a lifetime and it will help to cheer you up a bit, you must not be low spirited, little woman, for that is good neither for yourself nor for those who are anxious about you.  I was pleased to have news of Kitty & Ethel, kiss then for me if you see them shortly.  May’s visit was postponed till to-morrow, Monday, of which I was glad as I liked having her at home to-day.  Jack had a head-ache on Saturday so I thought it best to keep him at home, I think he only wanted a dose of senna and to-day he seems quite well, his school keep holiday on Tuesday and of course he must also have Thursday.  I had bought five little flags for them to carry in the procession through the village, so the two absent ones must have theirs when they come home.  

I have not said anything to Jack about his little legacy, we may as well wait till we know it is realised and ready for investment, though I have no doubt there will be ample property to carry out all the poor old lady’s wishes.  Mrs Hunt leaves for good on Friday, I should like you to write to her before that day if you can, as she would like to have seen you when she goes round to say good-bye.  Mr Savory is home for a day or so but goes away again, not to return with his wife till after Thursday, I cannot help thinking they ought to have strained a point to be here.  He was not at Church this morning and Mrs Hunt sent a message by Cynthia asking him to come up to tea and receive the bazaar money, adding that she should not have a chance of seeing him again, however he declined (I was shown the letter) on the score of a headache and never said anything about Mrs Hunt going, so I quite conclude the relations are pretty much strained under the circumstances I think it is a pity, especially as there seems to have been no particular quarrel. Dear little Arthur is such a jolly little chap and Baby is merry enough too.  May seemed to feel the heat rather to-day.  

Dr Parnley’s address is 17 Grafton St. The roses on the house are coming out fast, in fact the sun forces them too fast and they are somewhat small and open so quickly, I hope to be able to find a box of nice ones if I come up on Saturday, as I hope to do.  I have written you a long letter but you may probably get but little more this week and I really don’t know how I am going to get through all I have before me.

Give my love to Fanny and tell her I should be so glad if she would enclose a line in your next to say how she thinks you are going on.  With fond love Believe me ever
Your affect. Husband

Julius Sladden 

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