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August 18th 1915 - Letter from Mary Sladden to her mother-in-law, Eugénie Sladden

18th August 1915
Correspondence From
Mary Sladden, The Park House, Port Talbot
Correspondence To
Eugénie Sladden, Seward House, Badsey
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Text of Letter

The Park House
Port Talbot


My dear Mrs Sladden

I am being allowed to write one or two short notes today so writing to you and Mother first of all. I have been allowed to write a short note to Arthur each day so he is kept supplied with news of the very important small person, his daughter. Thank you all very much for your letters, I am so thankful it is all over and so, so proud of my own well girlie. She is such a darling and I am longing to be up and able to bring her to show her to you all. I am waiting now to hear when Arthur’s leave will be given, how he must be longing to come and how I long to give him his daughter. He got the telegram on Friday evening; I got his on Saturday evening. Now that it is all over I am rather glad he was saved the worry of it all for it was rather a long trying time and now perhaps I shall really see more of him when he does come.

Everything’s going on well, Hubert is quite satisfied and I have a nice, capable, cheery nurse. I suppose I really ought not to write more but I must just tell you a little bit about Baby. She is more of a Sladden than a Williams at present with fairish hair and hands exactly like Arthur’s. When Rene first saw her lying in her cot she said to Hubert, “Oh come and look at Juliet Sladden”!

I hope that you have had further news of Cyril and that it is good, we were all awfully sorry to hear he had been wounded. Will you give Mela my love and sympathy when you write to her as I shall not be able to write to her for a few days.

With much love to you all from Baby and myself.

Yours affectionately

PS - Baby weighed 6¼ pounds but has got much fuller.

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