Stevens 1886-03-02

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Visited Mr Ainge, also Mrs Pettipher, senior, who returned a few weeks ago from Bridgewater, near Boston, U.S.A. where she went at the end of last summer with her brother a Mr Prophett who is an undertaker etc there. She appears to have enjoyed her visit and voyages very much.

Visited Elizabeth Harris, Hannah Simmons, John Reason.

Mr and Mrs Davies came to tea.

Dr Routh asked me to say at Guardians’ Meeting that something ought to be done to prevent spread of smallpox by provision of Village hospitals or otherwise; for the disease existed at Hook Norton, and this afternoon a navvy (I understand) who had it full on him came to his house at Sibford Ferris and waited there for two hours to see him (the doctor).