Stevens 1885-03-18

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Very cold wind.

Drive Bell and Frank to Hook Norton.

Called on Mr. Cox and Miss Godson, neither at home. On our return we called on the Pettiphers. Mrs P. senior was very gracious.

Divine Service at 7 pm.

Sent prospectus of “See and Say” a new English Primer to Longmans. They replied that they would be glad to see the manuscript. But they returned it in a few days accompanied by a copy of a letter from a gentleman who is preparing a new series of Reading Books for them to the effect that the Primer he was preparing was constructed on similar lines, and declining to publish mine. I had asked for a sum of money for part copyright, to be debited to the Book.