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May 2nd 1911 - Letter from Julius Sladden to his wife, Eugénie Sladden

2nd May 1911
Correspondence From
Julius Sladden, Seward House, Badsey
Correspondence To
Eugénie Sladden, c/o Mrs Fellows, Eynsford, Eastbourne
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Seward House

May 2/11

My dearest Wife,

The enclosed came this morning so I will send it on before the post goes out and put in a few lines myself.

We are still without news of Arthur when we do hear perhaps he may follow pretty quickly himself as it seems probable he may now be on the road home.

I think of leaving Evesham on Thursday by the 12.22 and if the train is quite punctual I might catch the 3.20 from Victoria (by means of a taxi) and reach Eastbourne at 4.55 but that would be very quick work, failing that I shall probably go round to London Bridge for the 4.5 due at 5.50 or there is a rather later train due at 6.35 so that in any case I ought to reach “Eynsford” in time for dinner, don’t trouble to try and meet me if you are going out or have anything better to do, as you see my arrival is rather uncertain, of course if such a thing happened that Arthur turned up by Thursday I should try and arrange to see him and should not then arrive till 6.35.

I expect you were pleased to have Judy’s most cheerful little letter, I think she is going to be very happy in her school life.  Kathleen left this afternoon by the slow train from Badsey she had intended to take the 3.12 from Evesham but it was showery just then and she had her cycle to take, she sent her luggage in advance.  Ethel has been to get “finished off” at the dentists and has just returned, she and May are thinking of cycling with Mrs Brodie to Stratford on Friday to see the matinée of Romeo and Juliet, they will want more settled weather than we have to-day.  Brailsford has just finished digging the rose bed.  I had planned to do a little gardening this afternoon after seeing K. off but it is too damp.

I changed my clothes when I got in, wasn’t that virtuous!

You have now been away more than ten days so I am much looking forward to joining you in a couple of days, darling wife.

My love to Aunt Lizzie, and hoping to find her pretty well.

Your loving Husband

Julius Sladden

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Envelope containing 2 sheets of notepaper
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