Stevens 1879-03-10

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Mrs Stevens assisted at Penny Bank.

Visited Job Harris, Buckingham, Dr Routh, Mrs Woolgrove.

Drove to Hook Norton. Bought 8 fruit trees for garden and orchard.

Mrs Charles Lines of Burdrop called and asked me to ascertain from the War Office whether her husband’s brother Sergeant John Lines was slain by the Zulus at Isandlwana  in January last. The last letter from him contained his address as follows: Sergeant John Lines, 2227 A Company, 2/24 Regiment, Petermaritzburg, Natal. I accordingly wrote to the Secretary for War and made enquiry respecting him.