Letters from Julius Sladden (1847-1928), the patriarch of the family
Julius Sladden (1847-1928), later Sir Julius, came to Badsey in 1879 with his wife, Eugénie. The Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service at The Hive in Worcester contains 581 of his letters written between 1877 and 1928; the Imperial War Museum contains four of his letters.
The vast majority of the letters are from the pre World War I period and have not been transcribed (these may be viewed at Worcester). They begin with letters to Eugénie written shortly before their marriage in December 1877, when she was living in Paris and he was in Chipping Norton. Once married and living in Badsey, there are some letters written to Eugénie whilst Julius was away on business or visiting relatives; also letters to his daughters when away at school.
There are 27 letters from the WW1 period, all of which have been transcribed.
There are also four letters written after the First World War; these have not been transcribed but may be viewed at Worcester.