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August 29th 1899 - Letter from Julius Sladden to his daughter, Kathleen Sladden

29th August 1899
Correspondence From
Julius Sladden, Seward House, Badsey
Correspondence To
Kathleen Sladden
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Aug 29/99

My Dear Kathleen,

You will no doubt be expecting a letter from home so I will answer yours of Sunday this evening.  I suppose you have been to Hastings to-day but as we are expecting May home to-morrow we shall hear all about it from her.  Cyril too returns to-morrow by the 5.44 train, I think George will be very glad to get him home.

It is pouring with rain this evening, after some preparatory showers during the last 24 hours, and the wet will be very acceptable, it is lucky we got home dry from the Long Hyde garden party, I found two or three people rather interested in our Wye valley trip and it is a relief to find something to talk about at these functions beyond the common-place.

Ask Aunt Lizzie if she has space for three or four climbing roses against the house, I should be pleased to send her some suitable varieties later on, I should however like to know what aspect or aspects require covering.

I almost think you had better take the 9.55 on your return from Eastbourne then you would easily catch the 1.40 fast train from Paddington due at Evesham 4.14 P.M. the 10.40 would do if punctual but does not allow much margin if late, if they want you to stay over Sunday you can of course do so if you wish it.

I feel sure you will have a pleasant visit as Aunt Lizzie would be very much changed if she did not make a good hostess.  

I have at last finished the rose budding, as in duty bound before September.  Clark is picking some of the fruit for the apples drop very much, we have supplied them with a pot of plums at Richmond and I doubt if there will be many more to market after using what we want ourselves.

There is rather a disjointed letter but there seems really little news.

Give my love to Aunt Lizzie and kind remembrances to Mr Fellows and with love to you both

I remain 
your affectionate Father

Julius Sladden

You should try and take a through ticket for your bicycle to Evesham it would be cheaper you will however have more time at Oxford on this journey to re-book & get luggage labelled through at Paddington if possible.

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1 double sheet of notepaper
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