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May 18th 1912 - Letter from May Sladden to her mother, Eugénie Sladden

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

Seward House

May 18th/12

My dearest Mother,

Betty has written you a long letter, but I will send you a few lines too & send the various messages from different people, we have had so many enquiries after you.

This morning Miss Adkins came to enquire, & as the old man was with her in the carriage I went out & spoke to him.  I was to tell you how sorry he was you had been ill again & he hopes you will soon be better & able to come home.  He looked rather better I thought & said he was enjoying the drive.  Mrs Hands called for a minute just before tea to ask after you, she said Evelyn is a good deal better.  I told her I would have been down to see her but as Judy has whooping cough I thought I had better not, that was the first they had heard of it, she looked rather horrified & was evidently quite glad I hadn’t been.

Then Mrs Byrd looked in after tea, also Miss Macdonald, & I have had besides many enquiries in the village.  Mrs New asked me to give you her love & say how much you are in her thoughts.  She is going up to the Lakes after Whitsuntide & when she comes back will hope to be able to come over & see you.

You would be pleased if you could see how well your little Judy is looking now, she seems quite herself again & says she hasn’t felt so well for a long time.  The cough doesn’t trouble her much now, & much less at night, last night she thought she coughed once but wasn’t quite sure, & in the day-time she doesn’t cough more than four or five times.  The whoop is now often unmistakeable.  Her appetite is very good & she is full of energy.  She has done quite a lot of needle work the last few days.

I don’t think I sent you Mrs Ashwin’s & Muriel’s love, they were so sorry the other day to hear you were not so well.  I do hope you are well enough to enjoy Kath’s visit.  

Very much love from your loving daughter


Father has quite recovered from his bilious attack of yesterday.  He quite enjoyed a good afternoon’s gardening today.

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1 double sheet of notepaper
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Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service
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