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October 1st 1896 - Letter from Julius Sladden to his daughter, Kathleen Sladden

1st October 1896
Correspondence From
Julius Sladden, Seward House, Badsey
Correspondence To
Kathleen Sladden
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Oct 1/96

My Dear Kathleen,

I was pleased to have your long letter last Tuesday which I will now answer while Mother will write to May, we will also forward the Orchid book which has been found.

I thought you would like to see the account of the Brecon prize day and I suppose you saw I had stamped and addressed the paper to be forwarded to Auntie Lottie.

Arthur is very pleased with his prizes they are nicely bound books with the college arms on the cover one is Mungo Park’s travels the other a book on cricket, football and athletic exercises, neither he or George knew their form places when they wrote, the latter has broken the spring of his “turnip”!  

I am very glad you are going in for German and I think they are wise to let you abandon drawing, especially as you will have plenty to occupy your time.  Mother wants to know if it is stuff for your new dress made in the holidays that you want or for your brown dress.

I think you made a good start being ninth in form, how many are left in the form from last term and how many are in it altogether.  We will try and send you something for the bazaar the day previous, but I am afraid we cannot find much.  They are quite right at school, your writing wants improving although I think it is better than it was, make the loops to your letters smaller, your b wants improving at present it is represented thus b and v as u likewise w u, you must try and find time to do some copies slowly and you would find it a good thing.  It is certainly nice for you being in the first division especially as you had not expected the move, are you the youngest there?

Mother heard from Miss Fabling to-day she said she had heard about you girls from Miss Janner whom she had seen.  

Our harvest thanksgiving is fixed for Sunday, Mother has the fowl to do this time.  There were two gallons of mushroom ketchup or rather more, it is now all nicely corked, sealed and put away.  Cyril is anxious for me to carry out any suggestion of making him a mark book, he says he wants to get a prize.

With much love to you both

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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