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January 23rd 1916 - Letter from Kathleen Sladden to her mother, Eugénie Sladden

23rd January 1916
Correspondence From
Kathleen Sladden, 12 Charleville Circus, Sydenham
Correspondence To
Eugénie Sladden, Seward House, Badsey
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12 Charleville Circus
Sydenham SE

Jan 23 1916

My dear Mother

We have been thinking of you today and wondering how the weekend with George and Rosie has gone off. I hope George's cold is better; it was very heavy on Saturday morning. He will have told you I dare say that we have not seen a great deal of each other. On Sunday evening, about ten minutes on his arrival. Then we met for lunch on Tuesday, but I had to go back to school for a staff meeting later; he dined here and spent the evening with us on Wednesday and after that we did not meet until Saturday breakfast, but Jack and he lunched together on Thursday. However we have enjoyed seeing him at these times. Until he got this cold he seemed very well I think. I suppose he will be up here again tomorrow evening and go down again later to Badsey.

I am very glad Aunt Lottie is able to stay in her house after all. It did seem a pity for her to have to move. I hope she is quite well again now.

I wish I could come and have a peep at Dorothy. I expect she gets sweeter every day and she is growing. How quickly she has put on this last lb. Is she any more considerate to Mary in the matter of night bottles? I have had Miss Marsden here to dinner and tea today and of course showed her Baby's photo and she thought her so bright. I also showed them to a member of the staff who had always taken a timely interest in her and she was so much struck by her lovely big eyes! Of course you won't mention this to Mary!

The news from Russia, both from the Caucasus and Galicia is so cheering today. One begins to wonder if it is the turn of the tide and the beginning of greater things.

I am reading an excellent book, do read it if you come across it, and recommend it to Father, "The Great Settlement", by C E Fayle, discussing well and wisely I think some of the main principles on which the settlement after the war should be based.

Now I must write to May, and other letters too if possible. With much love to you all.

Your affectionate daughter

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