Stevens 1886-07-10

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We left Dulwich this morning by the 11.52 train, Kate accompanying us home where we arrived at 5.15. I stopped at Church and took funeral of Fanny Barnes who died early Sunday morning last. I think they should have had her buried before, but they wanted me to read the service and so waited for my return.

Longmans & Co have returned my manuscript of the Teaching of the Prayer Book, replying that they feared its publication would not be remunerative.

Received a note this evening from Mrs Smith of Tadmarton rectory saying that her husband had been unwell since Wednesday last, and though better was not in a condition to take his duty tomorrow. They had got Mr Egerton of Bloxham to come over for the morning service. Would I take the afternoon or evening. I sent reply to the effect that I would take the service in the afternoon.