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December 17th 1901 - Letter from Julius Sladden to his wife, Eugénie Sladden

17th December 1901
Correspondence From
Julius Sladden, Seward House, Badsey
Correspondence To
Eugénie Sladden, at Ashbourne, 26 Radnor Park Road, Folkestone
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Dec 17/01

My dearest Wife, 

I was very pleased to have your letter on our wedding day although it would have been much nicer to have you here yourself, however we shall not have to wait much longer now.

Arthur did about as well as was expected in his exam, the St. Johns tutor wrote to say that he should take a third subject in Science next year, that his essay was good, and mathematics fair, you will see what he says about James in his letter which I enclose.  The Bancroft letters are very mad as you will see.  I also enclose other correspondence, I think you had better send Mrs Savory a post card (to the address she gives) saying you will write fully after your return home.  From what Kathleen says I presume you will take the train that passes Evesham at 3.9 this is due at Reading 4.5 which gives 20 minutes to catch the G.W. train, you can book at Reading to Badsey but have your luggage labelled Honeybourne, and re-labelled there for Badsey, otherwise it will most likely get kept back for the slow train from Oxford, you will get to Badsey at 7.15 and Roberts must fetch your luggage, it will be more convenient than my sending from Evesham, of course if the weather was very bad it would be better to book from Honeybourne to Evesham and come down in a fly luggage and all.  I shall be unable to meet you myself on account of the Byrch dinner, I will get home from that as soon as possible as I shall be longing to see you again, the girls have looked after me very well but it is horrid being without you this time of year, I have no garden to employ my time.  

Juliet sends a nice love and a kiss and wants to see you very much.

May has finished her teaching to-day and will be glad of a little time at home now.  Ethel thinks they will begin holidays on Friday.  

The girls send love and with very much from myself to my own dear Wife.

I remain ever

Your affectionate Husband 

Julius Sladden

& Our love to Polly and Mary.


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1 double sheet of notepaper
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Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service
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