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March 23rd 1899 - Letter from Julius Sladden to his daughter, Ethel Sladden

23rd March 1899
Correspondence From
Julius Sladden, Seward House, Badsey
Correspondence To
Ethel Sladden
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Mar 23/99

My Dear Ethel,

Today I see is uncle Dilnot’s birthday & he is 57 and left home more than 40 years ago! In a recent letter he still suggested a chance of his coming to England for a visit, but he is so tied to business that I am afraid it is very uncertain.

I am so glad you still keep good places and you ought to have a good term report.

Mrs Nightingale has presented Mother with her photograph and it is really a very good likeness, her eldest son died in Evesham yesterday, he has been very ill for some time.

I have begun to prune my roses but the wind has really been too cold to stand about lately.  Your hens are behaving pretty well and have averaged 8 eggs a day, this month, there are no hatches yet, two early sittings were bad, I hope some will come off next week.

Jack proposes to stay at Folkestone over Sunday and then we expect him back, I hope now the holidays are so near, he will not get his appointment for a few weeks and then that he will get into one of the nicer departments.

Uncle Frank proposes to come and see us at Easter but no doubt it will be but a short visit, old Mrs Potter is getting over her tumble slowly, it was fortunate the old lady broke no bones.

Aunt Lottie is better but she must take things easy for a bit, if she can!

It is pretty well settled that the boys go to Folkestone in August and Cyril to Cornwall with the Woods.

Our flower show is fixed for Wednesday Aug 2nd the week before bank holiday, the Club are going to hold their festival the same day so the village should be extra lively.

The other morning Cyril thought he would like to go to the 8 A.M. service so off he started and acted as congregation to Mr Price, he said he could not quite get through his verse in the Psalms before Mr P. began another!

Do you remember that Grandpapa will be 91 on 31st nearly as old as Canon Carter.

The spring flowers seem rather cut by this cold wind and sharp frost, altogether things are rather backward.

With love from us all

I remain
your affectionate Father
Julius Sladden

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Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service
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