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May 3rd 1912 - Letter from Julius Sladden to his wife, Eugénie Sladden

3rd May 1912
Correspondence From
Julius Sladden, Seward House, Badsey
Correspondence To
Eugénie Sladden, Belgrave Hotel, Torquay
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Text of Letter

Seward House

May 3/12

My dearest Wife,

We were much perturbed this morning to hear of your feverish cold, it was imperative to call in a doctor with such a high temperature and I do hope tomorrow we shall hear it has moderated, I am most anxious lest the cough should return and get on the lungs again.

With us the weather is milder, with a softer wind, and this should be in your favour, I think it has already had a good effect with May and Juliet who are both better, the doctor will see the latter on Sunday and I hope she will be able to return to school some day next week.

I shall not go to London on Thursday unless I am satisfied that you are shaking of this tiresome attack for I should only be on the worry, I have been afraid all along that you would catch that cold from May and you ought really to have been kept apart from her.  I am glad to find that May’s ear trouble was only caused by accumulated wax, she can hear quite well again now that it is removed.

I stayed at home this afternoon and did some rose trimming along the road, to-morrow afternoon I have a meeting to attend at Worcester.  Our room has been spring cleaned to-day, the sweep turned up punctually for once in the way so they were not hindered. The hall progresses slowly I think they will begin the papering to-morrow and then it will make more show, we shall be glad to see the back of the work people and to get rid of the smell of paint.

I will leave this letter open till morning as we shall be expecting further news of you.

Your loving Husband

Julius Sladden

Saturday Morning

We were thankful to have a pretty satisfactory report from Ethel this morning and hope the improvement will continue to-day you must be very careful not to catch more cold until this has cleared off, there has been so much bronchial catarrh about here, my own cold has never been very troublesome and is disappearing, ask Ethel to see that the Sunday report is posted in good time our delivery on Monday from Torquay has been uncertain.

Love to you and Ethel from us all.


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Envelope containing 2 sheets of notepaper
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Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service
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