Stevens 1886-10-05


Delightful weather, as warm as July.

Buried John Barry Adkins aged 10 months, a twin son of John Adkins of Sibford Ferris.

Visited Austin Gardner. Saw Mrs Gardner only. Her boy William is going apprentice to a grocer at New Brompton. She asked me to ascertain the character of the people he is going to by writing to the clergyman, which I did and found theye were respectable people – but dissenters. I gave her 10/- to give the boy.

Visited School of Science and Art, Richard Austin, Widow Elizabeth Harris, Oliver Harris, Richard Walker, Miss Somerton, W. Harris.

Drive Bell to Sutton under Brailes, where I preached the Harvest Sermon.

Henry Bishop paid 5/- for windows his boy broke in the Schoolroom. Sent the money to Fox next day.