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January 31st 1906 - Letter from Julius Sladden to his daughter, Kathleen Sladden

31st January 1906
Correspondence From
Julius Sladden, Seward House, Badsey
Correspondence To
Kathleen Sladden, High School, Monmouth
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Seward House

Jan 31/06

My dear Kathleen,

Mother and Ethel have gone down for an hour to a Parochial Dance at the Old School and I will take the opportunity of writing my periodical letter. 

Yesterday evening Mustoe gave the choir a supper and I went up as he rather pressed me to go, it went off very well. 

We are quieting down after the turmoil of the election, it was a hard fought contest and I think the enthusiasm and hard work of our side during the last two or three days just about turned the balance, the Rads are quite subdued now and so very sick at having missed their one fair chance of 20 years.  I thought you would like to see the paper with an account of the declaration of the poll, I expect you have sent it on to Cyril as directed.

We heard from George this morning, he was satisfied with his Essay and Arithmetic paper on Tuesday but said his hand refused to write quite it’s best.  I do not expect he will return for about ten days so he will come in for the Richmond dance.  

Arthur had to lead the Opposition in a debate of the J.C.R. of his college on a note of confidence in the new Government which was defeated, he said he felt in good form having just learned the result of our election, he is rowing bow in the “Jogger” boat, the races come off in about three weeks, he seems to like his new “diggings.”

May continues to write most cheerfully, I expect she is now on that trip to the South Island.  

Aunt Lizzie Fellows is going to Leamington for the inside of next week and wants Mother and me to go and stay a night with her at the Regent Hotel, I think we shall go in time for lunch on Wednesday and back next morning.

I am sorry to hear the Dublin degree is no go, I think it might have been very useful, I suppose there would be considerable difficulty in your going in for a London B.A.  I am glad things seem going more smoothly this term and I hope it will be a more pleasant one for you.

With our united love
I remain 
your affectionate Father  

Julius Sladden

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