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February 18th 1912 - Letter from May Sladden to her sister, Kathleen Sladden

18th February 1912
Correspondence From
May Sladden, Seward House, Badsey
Correspondence To
Kathleen Sladden
Relationship to Letter Addressee
Text of Letter

Seward House

Feb 18th/12

My dear Kathleen,

We were disappointed yesterday by the doctor’s verdict that Mother must stay in bed again for some days, there is it seems a little return of the pleural trouble though the inner part of the lung is much better & her cough has nearly gone.  She is very much disappointed herself, & finds it hard to be resigned to staying upstairs again.  She is rather apt to be dispirited & to fret at things, I suppose it is all part of the illness, she tries to be cheerful but it is an effort.  

Arthur came yesterday & he & Dr Leslie both examined her.  Arthur did not seem at all surprised at this little set-back, he said it was not unusual in cases like hers, & he was rather surprised when he heard of her progress before, it was more rapid than he expected.

I am very glad you are coming down next week-end, it will be something for Mother to look forward to.   Arthur said he might possibly be able to come again next Saturday, but Mother must not count on it.  Of course no definite arrangements can be made yet about her getting away, we must still wait to see how she gets on.  We will let you know in a day or two again how she is.  Dr Leslie is coming again tomorrow evening.

I have to bicycle to Evesham now to fetch her medicine, Muriel Holmes is coming with me & will be ready so I must end.

Looking forward much to seeing you on Friday

your loving sister

May E Sladden

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1 double sheet of notepaper
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Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service
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