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March 23rd 1896 - Letter from Julius Sladden to his daughter, Kathleen Sladden

23rd March 1896
Correspondence From
Julius Sladden, Seward House, Badsey
Correspondence To
Kathleen Sladden
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Text of Letter


Mar 23/96

My Dear Kathleen,

Although it is not your turn for a letter from me I must write a few lines to wish you many happy returns of your birthday, which I hope you will spend happily, although you will get no holiday on this occasion, a year ago there seemed very little probability of you girls going to school and now you are quite settled down to your school life.

I am glad Miss Dupré is returning and it will be very nice if you can come out top the first time she reads the reports.

We got such a long letter from “Dip” this morning crossed on three pages! he is very full of the sports which come off on Easter Monday and Tuesday, he thinks he shall run in the 100 yards for boys under 13 in the quarter of a mile handicap and the three legged race, Mother has sent his running shoes and Jack’s “breeches” and he says he must have a running vest to complete the outfit, he says “I train a little every day and I’ve run the ¼ mile several times”.

He was top in form again and again 3rd in set but he thinks his place in set (to be read out to-day) may not be so good as he had blundered over some of his arithmetic.  Jack says their trial examination commences with scripture next Sunday, I hope to find he has done well on the following Thursday.

Mother & I are sending you a tennis racket direct from London, with our love and best wishes.

I must leave a little news for May, who must not be quite overlooked, the “others” join in kind love and

I remain
your affectionate Father

Julius Sladden

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1 double sheet of notepaper
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Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service
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