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

15th December 1898
Correspondence From
Julius Sladden, Seward House, Badsey
Correspondence To
Kathleen Sladden
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Dec 15/98

My Dear Kathleen,

I will write this evening and send your journey money 17/6 will I think suffice.  You had better come on Wednesday by the 3.15 from Windsor I fancy you have to wait a bit both at Reading & Oxford but from the latter place you get the fast train due at Evesham at 7.23 P.M. get your heavy luggage labelled through to Evesham from Windsor and then you will not be further troubled with it, no doubt some of us will meet you, you had better verify the time of train starting your end to make certain, we shall be very pleased to have you back again and I have no doubt you will both be equally glad to get home, I suppose you will not write again unless any alteration of arrangement is made. 

I am glad the play went off so well, do you yet know if Miss Pollard & her sister were there.  

Some of our photographs have come at last, but at this period it is not worth while sending them on.  I daresay you may have remembered this is our wedding day, I have just reminded Mother that 21 years ago we were travelling from Paris to Brussels.  

Jack was only 46th in that exam although he scored about 71% of the maximum marks, very good work, however two of the five successful candidates made over 80% it is all the more satisfactory now to know that he is already doing something, there is still just a chance that he might get called up for the 2nd Div. Civil Service should the present list be exhausted before the next exam is declared, however it is only a possibility.  Arthur was 3rd in form last week so I think he will stand well for the term notwithstanding his accident, of course he may not be able to quite maintain his place of 2nd at half term, he says their play is on 19th.  

I will send you the Globe in which you will see that Sir William Harcourt has written a letter to his friend Mr John Mosley resigning, or threatening to resign, his position as leader of the Opposition in the house of Commons so that the Liberal party are in as great a muddle as ever, they are evidently all at sixes & sevens, Roseberry and Harcourt being like oil and vinegar.

I remain 
your affectionate Father

Julius Sladden  

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1 double sheet of notepaper
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