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November 15th 1898 - Letter from Julius Sladden to his daughter, Kathleen Sladden

15th November 1898
Correspondence From
Julius Sladden, Seward House, Badsey
Correspondence To
Kathleen Sladden
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Text of Letter


Nov 15/98

My Dear Kathleen,

I will answer your letter this evening and must write to Ethel later in the week for her birthday.  Jack has just come in from Birmingham where he been to interview the manager of Lloyd’s Bank at their head office, he is to go to their branch at Ramsgate, on three months’ probation and if nothing else turns up, I hope he will find permanent employment in this Bank after that, of course he has to start upon a very modest salary, however it is a good thing to get him a start in these days of competition and the locality is a nice one, near friends too, I think he will start on Saturday (his birthday) for Uncle Frank's at Sandwich and probably stop there till Monday morning on which day he has to put in appearance at the Ramsgate Bank.  

Arthur has got on capitally, he was to go back to school yesterday he is still bandaged up but hopes to get his arm in a sling in a week’s time, as usual he has a capital half term report and stands 2nd in form order for the period, Cyril has been writing to him there are some choice specimens of spelling in the letter viz ”emagon” for imagine, “town concle rough” for town council row!  

We have been rather on the look out the last night or two for the expected meteor shower but it has been so cloudy that there has been little chance of seeing them if there.  

Last Saturday I cut a huge bunch of really nice roses the best lot I ever gathered so late in the year. The Savorys are back again Cynthia with them, she is going shortly to Germany for 12 months, she and her Father cycled back from Cromer, 170 miles, starting on Thursday and arriving Sunday evening.  

I am glad you enjoyed your visit to Byfleet so much, we have heard from Auntie since and she evidently thought you both looking very well, I think the autumn tints this year have been very good but in that neighbourhood, with so much wooded country, it is no doubt especially fine.  Next Sunday being “Stir up” Sunday will seem to bring the holidays very near in view.  Arthur comes home on 20th Dec.

With love to you both
I remain 
your affectionate Father

Julius Sladden

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1 double sheet of notepaper
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Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service
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