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June 12th 1908 - Letter from Julius Sladden to his wife, Eugénie Sladden

12th June 1908
Correspondence From
Julius Sladden, Seward House, Badsey
Correspondence To
Eugénie Sladden, c/o Mrs Fellows, Eynsford, Eastbourne
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Seward House

June 12/08

My dearest Wife,

I think I will write a few lines this evening ready for post in the morning and Ethel will try and send a letter to-morrow night so that you ought to receive both before you leave Eastbourne, afterwards you will have to advise us as to when and where we are to post to you.

Frank had a very good night and has been fairly well to-day, they are just off to bed, to-morrow if fine they will have another drive.

Last night we had a nice rain but it cleared soon after breakfast, it will do the strawberries good we have picked just a few already.

George will be here for a couple of nights as no doubt he has told you and then we lose all our visitors on Wednesday as Norah will want to get home now she is going to Switzerland.

About 6 P.M. the Parson and Ma Hands called on our visitors and went round the gardens, we were most affable and I presented the old dragon with some roses.

Ethel is writing to Kathleen and that will clear up our correspondence for this week, she is very busy but manages everything very well.  Juliet has a cold so she had a hot bath and something hot in bed afterwards, she soon went to sleep and will I expect soon get rid of it, I fancy she caught it from one of the Openshaws.

Give my love to Aunt Lizzie and tell her I should like her to see the garden now as it looks so fresh and the roses come out more every day.

I have had an afternoon at home and of course found plenty of work in the garden.

William Pethard has had another bad turn and they got a nurse in yesterday, he was easier this evening and may pull round for a little while again.

Juliet was pleased to have your picture card to-day and Ethel your letter.

Did you see the Corinthia was at Hobart on 11th so Maidie ought to reach home next Monday, I expect Bessie is now on the tiptoe of expectation.

I hope you will have a good crossing on Monday and I suppose you will break the journey in Paris, we are wanting to know all about your probable movements.

Much love to you dear wife
Your loving Husband

Julius Sladden

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Envelope containing 2 sheets of notepaper
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