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May 8th 1888 - Letter from Julius Sladden to his wife, Eugénie Sladden

8th May 1888
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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May 8/88

My Dear Wife,

I did not feel much in a writing humour last evening so went up to the vicarage and now I must give you the home news.  I found the three daughters at Badsey Station to meet me and we met Jack nearer home, they all looked well, especially Ethel, and seem to have been very happy during our absences, they all send love and kisses to you and Arthur and are glad to hear you are coming home on Saturday.  May and Kathleen are much pleased with the books Lily has lent them and started reading them to-day at a great pace.  I have told them a little about the presents in prospect and Ethel thinks it a good thing that Arthur went away to bring back such nice things.  Baby looks very jolly, his ear is not quite well he will pick it.  Of course the boiler is not in, Radway hopes (ominous word) to get it in this week.  The new carpet arrived before I did but I am sleeping in the spare room.

Ethel sends you a letter it was written for her by May before I returned.

I hope Fanny is better, tell her the children all send their love, as well as to their cousins, tell her I was sorry not to be able to say good bye and thank her for her hospitality and kindness generally, not forgetting the special attention to my little fancies, even down to yellow soap!  I will enclose £2 in this, shall you want any more?  Now with much love, believe me ever

your affectionate Husband

Julius Sladden

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