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May 23rd 1907 - Letter from Julius Sladden to his wife, Eugénie Sladden

23rd May 1907
Correspondence From
Julius Sladden, Seward House, Badsey
Correspondence To
Eugénie Sladden, c/o Mrs Butler, Spencer Lodge, Weybridge
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Text of Letter

Seward House

May 23/07

My dearest Wife,

I was pleased to get your letter this afternoon and your post card 24 hours earlier.

On Wednesday night there was a slight ground frost but not enough to do any real damage, since then it has been a trifle warmer, last night it rained heavily for some time and again before breakfast, then there was a spell of a few hours dry and now later in the afternoon it is very wet again.

Ethel invited Mrs Ashwin in to tea and she managed to come across but could not get round the garden, she thinks the drawing room looks very nice, we lit a fire and had tea there.

I did read Kathleen’s letter but it opened so easily that I re-fastened it and sent it on without a fresh envelope.

Please thank Fanny for her letter.  I am glad she liked the asparagus, she thinks you want fattening up and will I have no doubt do her best in that direction.

I hope you will find Polly better to-morrow.  We are getting on all right but the house seems very quiet and it is worse not being able to get outside much on account of the wet.

I have written to Arthur and sent him that cheque he wanted, but you will remember it is your turn to write to him as also to May.  I don’t know if I should care to cycle to Epsom in a Derby crowd however I will see later on.  I have written to Charlotte as to our meeting next week and will fix a rendezvous for us all in a few days.  

I am going to try some poison on those rats in a day or two and have moved the pig, to-night I must put some plain bread and butter as a preliminary bait, we should soon get over-run if they were let alone to multiply.

Ethel is writing to Judy, give the little maid a kiss for me.

My love to all and specially to you, dear

Yours affectionate Husband

Julius Sladden


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Envelope containing 2 sheets of notepaper
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