Sladden & Collier Brewers, Importers of Wine and Spirits
May 31st 1897
My Dearest Wife,
Mr Price came in to supper last night so I had no time for letter writing. Today I will send a few lines from the office, although I am too busy to write much.
I expect Ethel & Cyril will bring Prince up shortly to get a muzzle fitted, for the order comes in force to-morrow. I expect you heard from Arthur to-day as no letter came to Badsey. I hope you managed to see the girls and Georgie as projected.
Do you propose to come home on Friday, perhaps it will be better for you to see Emily out of the house and there will be a crush of traffic on Saturday, however you can do as you feel disposed. We shall be very glad to get you home although Ethel has proved a capable housekeeper.
There has been a nice rain at last and things are already looking the better for it.
I was glad to get my Pandy and Newport journeys over for I shall be busy this week as Mr Collier is going away for a few days. Please write to the two children that you did not write to last week and I will see to the others. I will write again about Wednesday.
Love to all at Richmond and with much love to yourself
I am as ever
Your affectionate Husband