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May 10th 1912 - Letter from Julius Sladden to his wife, Eugénie Sladden

10th May 1912
Correspondence From
Julius Sladden, Sydenham
Correspondence To
Eugénie Sladden, Belgrave Hotel, Torquay
Relationship to Letter Addressee
Text of Letter

May 10/12

My darling Wife,

I was glad just to have a p.c. from Ethel this morning and am glad your temperature is becoming more normal, now I hope your appetite will improve so as to get your strength up, I shall be so pleased when you are allowed to get up for I feel so sorry to think of you isolated in this manner away from home.  You must not think of travelling at present and in any case must extend your stay for a further week and don’t worry about the expense as that is quite a secondary consideration to the eradication of this cold and any of its effects.

The weather here is lovely I had a good journey up went and got measured yesterday for a dress suit at Jack’s tailor then to the lunch at the Holborn, several hundred there, I recognised Lord Coventry from our district, old Lord Halsbury and several well known men were there, at the subsequent meeting we had several well known public men and Mr Bonar Law gave a very sensible address on the business in hand.  I had left my luggage at Victoria in the morning so before coming on here I called at the Grosvenor and found Aunt Lizzie just arrived and Miss Freeman, had tea with them and a good chat, Miss Gardner also looked in and as she was going down as far as Honor Oak I travelled with her as far as that station – you see I am very  frank!

I am sorry to miss Arthur he had a touch of laryngitis and so Dr Garrod thought he had better go to the seaside for a few days and he wired to “Petone” and went there.  Wednesday afternoon he had Fanny and May Capon at the hospital for view day, he did not like to put her off a second time.

At the Ruling Councillors meeting this morning I encountered Capt Cartland and Lord E Seymour afterwards I invited Jack to lunch at Simpsons.  The Albert Hall meeting was a grand one, Lord Curzon spoke well and Bonar Law gave a most excellent and practical speech which was much applauded.  To-morrow morning I am going to have my suit fitted and Kath will call and see Aunt Lizzie who wants some of them to come up next week and dine and take Dolly to the theatre, after lunch if fine Jack, Kath & I propose to make a cycle trip in the Epsom district, George is going to tennis.

I have written Aunt George proposing to go and see her on Sunday afternoon then I think of taking the morning train home on Monday, do not post to me here after Saturday evening I brought them some “grass” from Evesham also eggs which Kathleen had bespoken.

Kathleen is looking better but is pretty busy.  Jack is working long hours and looks a little fagged although he seems cheerful enough, he hope to run home at Whitsuntide. George is well and full of various  business.   I hope Ethel is all right my love to her and with much to your own dear self from  “Hubby” and all here.

I am as ever your affectionate Husband

Julius Sladden


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