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March 2nd 1904 - Letter from Julius Sladden to his wife, Eugénie Sladden

2nd March 1904
Correspondence From
Julius Sladden, Seward House, Badsey
Correspondence To
Eugénie Sladden, c/o Mrs Butler, Broadlands, Weybridge
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Mar 2/04

My dearest Wife,

I was glad to have your letter this morning as it was just six days since I last heard.

I am pleased that you are getting a nice rest and that you have had good weather on the whole.

Last evening I walked over to Wickhamford to attend a meeting about their Church restoration fund, after paying all the accounts and reserving £10 for re-pointing the tower there remains a balance in hand of £41 it appears probable that Christ Church will put in a new east window, so far as the stone work is concerned, at a cost to themselves of £25 and it is proposed to devote the £41 (collecting a little more if necessary) to filling the window with stained glass as a memorial to Mr Price.  

The ground was white with snow this morning but it has disappeared and now there is a cold rain, I got down fairly early before it came on fast.

I am afraid Richmond does not suit May and perhaps she had better not stay much longer if she seems run down, or we shall have a job to get her round again.

I suppose you will write to Mrs Knipe about going to Birmingham on Tuesday I think your meeting is in the morning if so probably the best train would be 9.10 Badsey due at Birmingham (via Stratford) 10.34 the  next would be 10.52 due at 12.30 by the same route.  What time of day do you propose to go to Egham on Saturday, you must let us know how and when to expect you on Monday, we shall all be very pleased to get you back although we have got on all right in your absence.

Juliet was very pleased to have your letter for which she sends lots of love and kisses, I think she and Ethel would much enjoy a visit to Weybridge, I don’t know if Ethel’s Norwich visit could be worked in at the same period, either before or after.

To-day is the County Council election, I shall be rather surprised if Mr Ashwin fails to get in but I have my doubts about Mr Slatter being able to defeat Lord Beauchamp.

Cooper’s man began the spare room to-day and now I hope they will go right on till it is finished.  I will enclose Cyril’s letter herewith.

I had heard about Fred Day’s uncertain position and am sorry. I congratulate Herbert Smith on his promotion, Fanny must be pleased.  Tell Fanny I am glad to hear she hopes to come to Badsey this summer and hope nothing will interfere with the visit.  I have managed to plant a few more roses but have not been able to finish.

With much love my dear, old treasure of a wife, 

I am always
Your very affectionate Husband

Julius Sladden


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