Sladden & Collier Brewers, Importers of Wine and Spirits
June 8 1899
My Dearest Wife,
I meant to have written from home last evening but found it late after I had finished other letters, your last letter to me was delayed in coming having been to Malvern & Worcester, we were very glad to have news of you.
It was cloudy early this morning so nothing could be seen of the partial eclipse of the sun, I had managed to call Cyril if it was bright at 4.45 A.M. We are all getting very anxious to have you home again, that fast train leaves Paddington at 1.40 P.M. and is due at Evesham at 4.10 where you shall be met.
I heard from Charlotte to-day, they thought you looking very well which I am glad to hear. I hope the journey to Windsor was comfortable. I expect the girls were delighted to see you and to be able to exhibit their little sister. So Annie has a baby, I hope she is going on well, I suppose the newly married pair will be following suit in due time!
It is cooler to-day but there does not seem much sign of rain. The rose L’Ideal against the new wall is lovely, quite a poem.
May was pleased to have your account of the wedding the other day and Jack to receive your letter this morning. Give little Babs a kiss for me, I shall be glad to take my little daughter and my dear wifie in my arms again.
My love to all at Richmond
Your affectionate Husband