Stevens 1886-12-08

Text, letter

Called on Hughes, who asked me to dine tomorrow, but I declined, being unwilling to leave Harry to himself. I promised to lunch with him tomorrow and take Harry with me.

Mr Cox, Rector of Hook Norton, is taking my service at Sibford this evening. On my return I found that Mr White read prayers, Mrs Stevens having asked him to take the service, as the storm was so severe she thought Mr Cox would be unable to come. There were 38 or 40 people present though the weather was very bad – heavy rain with wind.

It was a very stormy night at Oxford.