Stevens 1894-12-24

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Extremely mild, but dull. Yesterday morning there was a frost which however was not very severe. I drove Bell to Hook Norton this morning and brought out Bessie who arrived by the 12 o’clock train.

I saw a notice in the Times of York-Powell’s appointment to the Regius Professorship of Modern History at Oxford in succession to the late Professor Froude. So I wrote to congratulate him.

Visited James Lines, Anna Aris, Charles Barnes, Anna Young. Mrs Aris, Widow Thomas Lamb, Thomas Keene, William Haynes, Jane Messenger, Bodfish, and gave 24 parcels of grocery supplied by Jewell each to cost 1/10 and containing ½ lb of 2/- tea, 1 lb loaf sugar 2d, 1 lb raisins 4d, 1 lb currants 4d.