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February 17th 1897 - Letter from Julius Sladden to his daughter, Kathleen Sladden

17th February 1897
Correspondence From
Julius Sladden, Seward House, Badsey
Correspondence To
Kathleen Sladden
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Feb 17/97

My Dear Kathleen,

We were glad to have your letters on Tuesday morning and to hear about your pleasant little trip to London, it was quite a pleasant surprise for you and I think it was very nice of Sister Mary Susanna to prank you there, how does she get on as head of your house, is she generally popular?

Last Saturday we heard the result of Jack’s exams he was 9th out of 17 candidates and scored 1300 marks, the successful candidate got 1509 and the bottom one barely 800 the maximum was 2100 I think Jack did creditably, for some of the papers were very stiff, we have no full details of the marks yet, these will be useful in showing his strong and weak points.  So you nearly managed to get top of form again last week I hope you will secure first place again before long.

Jimmy was a good boy to be third in form, 1st in English, 4th in Latin & 7th in French.  Bancroft school sent over £21 to the Indian Famine Fund wasn’t that good?  Arthur was third in form too, he and many other boys had been out of school for two or three days with severe epidemic colds, he seemed quite well again last Sunday, he is to have a tuck box sent on Friday to arrive in time for 21st.  Mother and I are going to give him “Tom Brown’s School Days” and you children a pocket knife.

Ethel will probably start for Richmond next Tuesday, she is very much looking forward to seeing you during her visit, May sent her a nice pair of gloves the other day.  

If Cylla boy’s statue is placed in a park he wants it put near the gate!  Just now he is very intent upon becoming a millionaire, we are all to get most delightful presents, I believe you and May are booked for a gold watch and chain apiece!

The weather has been decidedly drier of late and the roads are getting fairly clean, I hope to be able to do some gardening soon.  I must leave any other news for Mother to give to May and with love to you both

I remain
your affectionate Father

Julius Sladden 

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