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August 18th 1915 - Letter from Polly Robinson to her sister, Eugénie Sladden

18th August 1915
Correspondence From
Polly Robinson, Marshgate House, Richmond
Correspondence To
Eugénie Sladden, no address given but assumed to be at Seward House, Badsey
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Text of Letter

Marshgate House

18th August 1915

My dear Eugénie

I will write a few lines of sympathy to you in your most trying time of waiting to know more about your dear Cyril, rest assured you have had and will have my prayers for him. I do so hope his wound is not a very bad one and that it is of a nature that it may be perfectly cured, even though perhaps not very quickly. I believe many limbs have been saved in this war that could not have been saved years ago. I am glad Jack is going to you soon, he will be a comfort to you in your distress. I am so glad all your girls are with you, when someone writes to Mela, please send her my love and sympathy in her suspense. I suppose Mrs Isaac Sladden must have been a great age. Give my love also to Edith and Marian. I hope to drive and see Mrs Lambert this afternoon, she has hurt her leg at tennis – is obliged to keep it very quiet, which is all the more trying for her now Geoffrey is at the front. I shall be glad when she can walk once more, for it is better to be able to move about and do things as usual, she is always so industrious and a good walker. I like to manage a drive once a week for Florence and try to get in some distant calls at the same time she can’t walk much now and of course the progress of the war means a lot to her and to Fred and she gets miserable sometimes about it. She is making a lot of sacks for the trenches. I went to Litany after I got your letter, it was so damp after heavy rain that last night I did not go to our weekly Intercession Service. Charlotte will be much distressed at your bad news, she takes such a motherly interest in all your children. I wish Fred and Florence could stay with me all the winter, but I am afraid they are afraid of the damp anyway I think they can stay safely till after Christmas. I will try and keep them warm – she likes being near the church. We also have a very good crop of fruit. How good Ethel and Jack to help with the registration papers, it is so often the busy people who are always ready to take some more work. I am sure one of your young people will send me news of Cyril when you have any. I am glad Mary and the Baby are doing well.

Much love to you all from
Your loving sister
Mary Anna Robinson

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1 double sheet of notepaper
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Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service
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