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December 10th 1915 - Letter from Kathleen Sladden to her mother, Eugénie Sladden

10th December 1915
Correspondence From
Kathleen Sladden, 12 Charleville Circus, Sydenham
Correspondence To
Eugénie Sladden, Seward House, Badsey
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Text of Letter

Friday Dec 10

My dear Mother

Just a few lines to enclose in Jack’s to tell you, in case you still have no letter from George, that I had a long letter from him this morning. I am rather surprised that you have not heard before this and wonder if a letter has been miscarried. It may, however, be only that he has had such a mass of letters to answer. He says he finds that “letter writing cuts considerably into his hours of sleep now” and mentions letters from Arthur, Mela, Mary, Judy, Aunt Lottie and Uncle Fred, besides the house party, all of which must have required answers! Aunt Polly had heard from him too; she told Jack on Sunday.

His letter to me is a very nice one. He speaks most charmingly of Rosie and in terms which show that what in her makes him love her are the things that really matter. Of course his engagement makes him long more than ever before for the war to end. He says, “I used to hope cheerfully to come back safely. Now I pray anxiously.”

I have written to try and arrange to meet Rosie again tomorrow and hope to hear this evening. I will tell you about our meeting on Sunday if it comes off.

Much love from

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Type of Correspondence
1 sheet of notepaper
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Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service
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