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September 19th 1899 - Letter from Julius Sladden to his daughter, Ethel Sladden

19th September 1899
Correspondence From
Julius Sladden, Seward House, Badsey
Correspondence To
Ethel Sladden
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Sep 19/99

My Dear Ethel,

We were glad to receive your letters yesterday afternoon and Georgie’s this morning, Arthur said it seemed strange to be at home when school letters arrived, that young man went off this evening from Badsey station at 5.22 Kit Savory was going back to Worcester by the same train.  I got home from Broadway in time to see him off, with Jack, May and Baby started but had to turn back on account of rain.

I am sorry you are not yet in the first division, however you must look forward to a move there after Xmas.

It has been very windy the last day or two and a lot of fruit is blown off, including a good many Blenheims, which is a pity.

I have not yet fixed my visit to Folkestone but shall probably go before Mother starts for Paris, or the days will be getting short, she will no doubt tell Kathleen what her plans are as she has now heard from Auntie Polly.

I expect you will do better in your new form than you think for, especially when you get a little more into the work.  Mother will I think write to-night to Miss Smith as to your relinquishing Euclid in favour of more time for music.  

Georgie says he finds his form work rather stiff, especially the Latin.

There is nothing particular to send from the newspapers this time, I fancy Dreyfus may get released before long.  Matters regarding the Transvaal are critical and war seems rather probable. 

You will be glad to hear Mother has another 4/6 for marrows towards the carpet fund.

George says he is now in the “senior” end of their big dormitory he was feeling very stiff from the first game of football.

I hope Kathleen will get the frock done in time for the competition, did your doll travel well.

With love to you both
I remain 
your affectionate Father

Julius Sladden


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