Stevens 1894-05-16

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Warm rain all day. Received note from Rev N R Ramsay, at present staying at Swalcliffe Park, saying he hoped to get into the Vicarage very soon and asking me to go and see him before the end of the week. I said I would go this afternoon if it were fine, but it rained.

Visited Miss Dix and attended meeting of “Horticultural Society” for settlement of schedules etc.

Sent my manuscript of “Stories and Sketches” ro R Bentley Son, 8 New Burlington Street W at their request for perusal. Sent Frank Dr Giles’s Xenophon Anabasis in two volumes.

On Monday last, May 14, I visited Mrs Child formerly housekeeper to a gentleman named Carroll at Bath and is now staying at the “Hospital” opposite the school at Sibford Ferris to be treated for dropsy by Dr Routh. She spoke with loving regret of Canon Payne and said “he always looked forward so much to my little visits”.