Stevens 1886-12-15

Text, letter

Very wet all day.

Inducted Dr John Turner Wilkinson to Vicarage of Swalcliffe. Mr White read prayers. I delivered an address from the pulpit after the induction. Squire Norris was there. Not many parishioners, no school children. The ceremony should take place on a Sunday, when all people can attend.

Bell and I remained to luncheon.

Miss Mary Norris asked Bell to request me to lend her my “address” – she thought it just what was wanted.

There are two leaves (4 pages) missing from the diary at this point. Their partner leaves in the gathering lie unbound earlier in the diary.