Went to Birmingham to Congress on Domestic Economics as a branch of Elementary Education and read paper on “Text Books”. Slept at Rev Brooke Lamherst’s Vicar of Tamworth. Dined each day at C. E. Matthews, Oakgates, Augustine’s Road, Edgbaston where I met Miss Cobden daughter of the late Richard Cobden MP, Miss Smith of the Oxford School Board, sister of Professor Henry Smith, and Miss Bramston daughter of the Dean of Winchester.
The Congress lasted till Thursday evening. On the Friday July 20th I went to Bridlington to join Rev Thomas Smith as guest of Mr and Mrs ??? Cooper 74 High Street.