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May 27th 1897 - Letter from Julius Sladden to his wife, Eugénie Sladden

27th May 1897
Correspondence From
Julius Sladden, Seward House, Badsey
Correspondence To
Eugénie Sladden, c/o Charles Butler Esq, The Lodge, Byfleet, Surrey
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May 27/97

My Dearest Wife,

I started for Newport this morning and got back to Evesham at 8.10 and now that I have finished supper I must write to you, for to-morrow morning I am off again for Pandy, I shall thus avoid being away for the night in your absence.

Altogether I shall have a busy week, Tuesday I was up early for mashing, then I drove to Fladbury and took Cyril, attended a meeting in the afternoon at the vicarage to consult with an expert clergyman about re-hanging the bells &c.  Yesterday I went to the Bretforton club dinner for an hour or two, this morning I attended the 8 A.M  service before starting for Newport.

Mr Price had his celebrations 5 A.M. & 8 A.M. numbers respectively 15 and 10 then there was a short service at 10 a children’s service at 4.30 and evening service with sermon at 7.30.  Ethel took Cyril in the afternoon and went again this evening there were good congregations on both occasions.  I understand Mr & Mrs Savory were at the 10 o’clock service and Mrs Savory brought Joyce up in the afternoon!  I hear too Cynthia is going to help shortly in the afternoon Sunday schools.

Cyril is quite happy, Ethel took him yesterday afternoon to Bretforton accompanied by the little Woods and their governess.

Ethel looks after me very well indeed and manages things quite nicely.  Mr Price is coming in to supper on Sunday.

I am sorry you will not have Fanny at Byfleet after Monday, under those circumstances it will perhaps be nicer for you to go to Richmond for a few days if they can take you in.

I will enclose a letter received from Jack but you will see him I suppose on Saturday, you had better tell him what things he will want to take with him.  I also return May’s letter, poor girl it is unusual for her to get so called to orders, schoolmasters and mistresses being only human are by no means always fair or judicious in their censure.

I have got a dozen begonias from Joseph Marshall and sent to Charlotte and we are to have ours when the weather is warmer, we have had a little rain and it is quite cool this evening.

We are to have another meeting about the Jubilee on Tuesday, I do not quite know if we shall get the money to dine all the adults as well as to tea the children.

I heard from Charlotte that Mother had had a little attack of diarrhoea , but was rather better.  

I am afraid Dilnot’s visit is becoming more problematical for this year at least.

I hope you are feeling better for your change and you must take it as easy as you can.  It will be nice for you to see the chicks.  Ethel sends her love, she is mending little “bracha”.

With much love darling,

I am your affectionate Husband

Julius Sladden

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