Stevens 1895-01-23

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Rain early this morning which cleared off. Then the weather became very bright and fine. I kept my bed till tea-time.

Harry drove his mother to Banbury en route for London where he is to be married to Miss Mabel Leake at All Saints’ Church Notting Hill tomorrow. Frank is to be “Best man”. James Lively walked in and brought the carriage home.

The BCS met at Broad Street Schoolroom Banbury by invitation of Mr Warren and other curates of Christ Church. Of course, I was quite unable to be present, but I sent Warren Mr Laughorne ‘s letter from Coblenz and asked him to read it to the meeting.

Mr Jewell called this evening and said that as he had taken another business in Banbury he wished to give up my land, etc, and would be glad if I would allow Henry Bishop to succeed him as from last Michaelmas. He would want the house. I replied that I did not wish to let the house, but would think about the matter.

My spasms and diarrhoea continue.