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March 28th 1903 - Letter from Julius Sladden to his wife, Eugénie Sladden

28th March 1903
Correspondence From
Julius Sladden, Seward House, Badsey
Correspondence To
Eugénie Sladden, at Marshgate House, Richmond, Surrey
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Mar 28/03

My dearest Wife,

I expect you will like to have one more letter before you return on Saturday, the 1.45 is due 4.14 at Evesham but one must not expect it to be quite punctual, I shall meet that train unless I hear to the contrary.

Just as I was thinking of leaving Evesham soon after 4P.M. a very severe thunderstorm came on with hail and rain so that High St was soon nearly under water, of course I waited till the worst was over.

I have posted a letter to Jack containing £1 with which to procure the necessary stamp for George and by the early mail I sent George his papers and instructions, mind and impress upon him the necessity of taking a comfortable lunch each day.

I hardly know which way he had better travel for Burlington Gardens, I think the 8.52 new line gets to Portland St at 9.36 but this allows only just time of course the way is pretty direct, straight down Portland Place past the Langham to Regent St, crossing Oxford St, still down Regent St till you come to Vigo St on the right and Vigo St takes you into Burlington gardens, full distance one mile, perhaps a safer way would be to take the 8.46 old line due at Waterloo 9.15 cross the foot bridge by side of rail bridge to Charing X then along Cockspur St and up Waterloo Place to Regent St and on past the Quadrant till you come to Vigo St on the left, distance about 1½ miles, see what Anna says, of course he must not cut it too fine especially the first day when all is strange.

Judy is quite jolly, to-day she was acting parlourmaid to Mary’s housemaid when I took her up and kissed her when she said “You mustn’t kiss, I’m parlour maid”. 

The Vicarage people are clearing out the furniture to-day and leave to-morrow, the children have gone to Scotland.

Bring me word what money George has in hand (not his own) so that I may know what to send him as he will want more to carry him over his exam week.

I much enjoyed my look round Cambridge and Archie was most polite, he met me at the station and had provided some lunch, and then he showed me round a bit so I saw much more than I could have done otherwise.

Ethel sends her love and thanks you for your letter.  We are all longing to get you home and I hope you will return without that remnant of your cold.

My love to Anna and George, tell the latter to “be strong and of good courage”.  Much love to you dear.

Your affectionate Husband
Julius Sladden

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