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June 9th 1897 - Letter from Julius Sladden to his daughter, Kathleen Sladden

9th June 1897
Correspondence From
Julius Sladden, Seward House, Badsey
Correspondence To
Kathleen Sladden
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June 9/97

My Dear Kathleen,

I am so sorry you did not get a home letter last week but I was extremely busy for one thing and was under the impression I had written to you as I quite intended to do.  I am glad you were top in form last week and think you should stand a good chance of the prize.  We are sorry Miss Dupré has to give up on account of ill health but I should hope the school will maintain its high standard under Miss Smith’s rule.  We are very glad to have Mother back, as you may imagine, but Ethel really managed very nicely in her absence, and Cyril managed to get along very happily.  Mr Price considers that Ethel manages her Sunday school children very well, he has lots of energy and seems to be making himself popular with the people, he is rather “higher” than Mr Gepp but does not seem likely to introduce “strange doctrine” of a startling nature, last Sunday he had a early choral celebration at which there were 38 I attended the mid-day one, as I prefer the plain and quieter service, there were 21 communicants then.  We have collected rather over £40 for our jubilee celebration, we expect to dine over 300 grown-ups and as many children will want tea, yesterday evening we had a dinner committee meeting and arranged to procure among other things, 350 lbs of meat, 70 loaves, 54 gallons of beer, 24 lbs of cheese.  There is a separate committee for the tea and several ladies will be called in to assist.  There are to be games and sports in the afternoon and a few fireworks and illuminations in the evening, of course this is all very modest besides the grand doings at Windsor, I think Ethel rather wishes she had your opportunity to see the procession.  I am rather tired this evening for I have had two early mornings together.  Tell May I wish her all good luck next week.

With much love to you both
I remain
your affectionate Father

Julius Sladden

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