Stevens 1879-02-25

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Took confirmation classes at 3 and 7. William Spicer and John Lines absent. Also John Young and John Manning. Bessie Rimell came to me at noon.

Visited school and entered Diocesan Inspector’s report in Log-book. Gave Mr Elley Certificate on Religious Knowledge forwarded by Diocesan Inspector on which his report is entered.

Mr Payne sent me a paper of extracts from the Baptismal register at Swalcliffe from which it appears that George Messenger is in his 90th year. He is hale and hearty, perfect hearing and sight and gets about comfortably.

Sent Mr Castle (Field and Castle, 18 Merton Street, Oxford) the old plan of the Town Estate made when the field was enclosed.

Called on Mr Turner who is laid up with a cold. He complains bitterly of Mr Elley’s rudeness to him in connection with the Library, but will not let me speak to the latter on the subject. Mr Turner consents to be a Trustee of the Penny Bank.

Visited Miss Dix to enquire concerning her little nephew Willie Thame who is very ill at the Orthopaedic Hospital, London.