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May 26th 1898 - Letter from Julius Sladden to his daughter, Kathleen Sladden

26th May 1898
Correspondence From
Julius Sladden, Seward House, Badsey
Correspondence To
Kathleen Sladden
Relationship to Letter Addressee
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May 26/98

My Dear Kathleen, 

I must write and send you 3/6 for journey to Richmond and the “band” you purchased, you must put with a small sheet as I want to do some work in the garden, having come down early on purpose.  

Yesterday evening Cylla boy dug up the whole of that ground where the radishes grew and did it well too and before breakfast to-day he fetched the tomato plants from the Woods & helped me plant them.

Arthur was top of form again last week he says that there is a great fight between him and two other boys for the prize but he hope to come out right at the finish.  

We heard from Jack to-day and I thought he wrote cheerfully, he will soon be home again now, possibly you may see him on Sunday at Richmond.

I am glad you were top in form and in mathematics last week, Mother would like to know your prize day as soon as announced because of making her arrangements.

Baby looks so nicely now the weakness of that one eye has gone, she has no tooth yet but is jolly enough.  

May & Jack have just got an invitation to a dance at “The Orchard” for June 23 I fancy it is Guy’s 21st birthday. 

The enclosed sketch from George will amuse you, you must know that Essex have lately beaten Surrey, Key is the latter’s captain, Abel one of their best bats, Kortright is the Essex fast bowler.

“Jimmy” said he was 7th in the form, I am afraid that does not look much like taking a prize.

May is doing some weeding in the garden for the weeds grow very fast.

Hoping you will enjoy your exeat.

I remain
your affectionate Father

Julius Sladden

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1 double sheet of notepaper
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