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June 6th 1900 - Letter from Julius Sladden to his daughter, Kathleen Sladden

6th June 1900
Correspondence From
Julius Sladden, Seward House, Badsey
Correspondence To
Kathleen Sladden
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Text of Letter


June 6/00

My Dear Kathleen,

I have seen Jack off from Badsey station this evening, written to Arthur and now Mother and May have turned up from the Sale, however I think I will write my letter to you.

Jack seems well and cheerful, he and I and May had a big bicycle ride on Monday, we rode to Fladbury took rail to Worcester then rode through Stourport to Bewdley (15 miles) on to Cleobury Mortimer, just inside Shropshire (6 miles) and back to Worcester via Witley (19 miles) this latter ride was especially beautiful but it was all nice although the 6 miles from Bewdley were hilly, we rode back from Fladbury making 52 miles in all and were away 11 hours, May was rather tired but all right next morning, we took our food so only had to buy drinks. 

Arthur had a trip last week to Swansea as scorer to the cricket eleven, he seems to have enjoyed it very much, he seems more himself again this term and writes cheerfully.

I was interested to see the list of scholarships you sent it would be very nice if you could get one, although we will not build too much upon it, I hope you will do well anyway in the Higher Camb and so make your certificate more valuable.  How do you feel after all the hard work, don’t overdo it and get “stale”.  We think it absolutely essential that you should go up to London on the Saturday, if there is any doubt about it let me know in your next letter as Mother will then write to Sister to urge the arrangement for it would be folly to defer going till the Monday.

Lord Roberts has been making history lately and Evesham having “Mafficked” is now of course “Pretoring”, had you seen the enclosed cutting, the new verbs, Arthur sent it.

Tell Ethel she is very welcome to some roses for Miss Cave, she must remind me when the time comes near, they are coming out a little on the walls but will be generally late, still we shall not now be without roses for some months.

Love to you both 
your affectionate Father

Julius Sladden

Will send travelling money next week.

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1 double sheet of notepaper
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Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service
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