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June 7th 1898 - Letter from Julius Sladden to his daughter, Kathleen Sladden

7th June 1898
Correspondence From
Julius Sladden, Seward House, Badsey
Correspondence To
Kathleen Sladden
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June 7/98

My Dear Kathleen,

Mother has arranged to go with Baby to Richmond for 28th inst. so as to be able to be with you on July 9th that date will be a good one for roses and you must certainly have a nice basket for the occasion, it looks like being a very grand affair this year and I hope you will come off well in the prize way.

There is to be a rose show at Evesham in connection with the Regatta on July 6th perhaps I may be able to exhibit some, but my plants having been moved in the winter may not produce very “fat” blooms this season, however the wet weather has been in their favour.

We had a few lines from Jack this afternoon he seemed pretty well satisfied with his work on Tuesday, Indexing, Book-keeping & M.S. subjects in which he was more or less weak last time, we expect him home on Friday about mid-day.  Arthur’s scholarship exam is on 28th & 29th and the Lower certificate one begins July 18th, same day as yours, he wrote in good spirits on Sunday he was 2nd in form and their rifle corps had had a sham fight he was with the attacking party which was supposed to have the best of it, their speech day is fixed for July 26th the day before our flower show so I hope to be able to attend and bring him back the same evening.  I think I shall be able to join Uncle John and Aunt Lottie at the Lakes for a week, in which case I hope to start on Wednesday 15th if the weather is fine I expect I shall enjoy the change.  It has been much warmer of late and the garden begins to look nice there is every prospect of an all round crop of fruit and apples especially.

Auntie Fanny is still at Southsea with uncle, we hear he only gets out in a bath chair and I fear his case is most serious if not hopeless.  I am very sorry for them all.  I am glad you had such good places again last week and I hope you will not be overdone with exams before the most important comes off.  George was 8th last week pretty well as he was out school for 2 or 3 days.

With much love from all
I remain 
your affectionate Father

Julius Sladden

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