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November 25th 1897 - Letter from Julius Sladden to his daughter, Kathleen Sladden

25th November 1897
Correspondence From
Julius Sladden, Seward House, Badsey
Correspondence To
Kathleen Sladden
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Nov 25/97

My Dear Kathleen,

I must write my letter this evening if you are to get it before Sunday, Mary wrote to May earlier in the week so that you might have more frequent news of Mother, I am glad to say she gets on nicely and will soon I hope be thinking of a move to the sofas, perhaps next week.  I have been having a good look at Baby to-day, I think she is rather darker than we thought at first, her eyes are dark blue and she has a nicely shaped head and dear little ears, altogether she is a shapely little woman, such long fingers, and looks like developing into a really pretty baby by the time you see her.  We have not yet decided on a name it is possible Elizabeth might come in as a second name but not for general use, how do you like Rosalind it would shorten into Rosie naturally.  It is quite understood that May and you are to stand sponsors if you like, and Mary is to act also, so the wee mite will have three god-mothers to call upon her to hear sermons!  We are perhaps going to engage a “Lady” general servant, Auntie Polly knows of a real lady in such bad circumstances that she will probably like to come however nothing is settled yet.  If Ethel and Cyril come to see you mind they do not go near any danger of measles infection, especially as they are staying away from home.  I am so glad you still keep top of form and so high too in other subjects, tell May I think she did famously to come out top in French last week.  Georgie keeps about 5th and Arthur near the top, the latter was out of school one day with ear ache. George Byrch is better but very weak, his mother is still at Brecon.  Mother sends her kind love to you she was so happy to receive your nice letters and many others too.  My rosery gets on, about 300 planted now hope to make it four on Saturday.

Do you know yet what day you return home it will be nice to have you all together again and the little tiny into the bargain.

With much love to you both
I remain 
your affectionate Father

Julius Sladden

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