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May 4th 1916 - Letter from Emily Byrd to her former neighbour, Juliet Sladden

4th May 1916
Correspondence From
Emily Byrd, Paxford, Chipping Campden
Correspondence To
Juliet Sladden, Seward House, Badsey
Relationship to Letter Addressee
Former neighbour of the Sladdens
Text of Letter

Chipping Campden

Wednesday May 4th

My dear Juliet

Your very sad letter did not reach me until this morning and was a great shock to both Clara and myself for we had not realised that your dear mother was very ill. We did not think the end was so near.

Please accept our deepest sympathy with you all in your sorrow and our sincere grief at the loss of a very dear and valued friend.

This morning I did hope to bring some flowers down myself but it is so wet that I dare not attempt but have ordered some to be sent to you. Will one of you very kindly place them on the grave for me?

Your loving friend
Emily Byrd

Letter Images
Letter of sympathy on the death of her mother, Eugénie Sladden.
Type of Correspondence
Envelope containing 2 sheets of notepaper
Location of Document
Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service
Record Office Reference