Stevens 1895-03-08

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Dull and raw, with some wind. Ordered new books for Library, and sent cheque for £3.7.2 to Simpkin, Marshall & Co who sent me pro forma invoice.

Funeral of Miss Gibbs of Banbury, formerly of “The Elm” Sibford Ferris. I read in church all the service except the Prayer of Committal and the Benediction prayer. The wind was so high that it blew my surplice and hood over my head as nearly as it could. Mrs Elley called this afternoon and told me that Mr Stewart, the lecturer on gardening, was lodging at her house. Mr Stewart called on me at 6.20 pm. He was evidently much gratified with the reception he had met with in the place. He said there were 70 present on Tuesday night, about 100 on Wednesday. He said he thought the men more than usually intelligent and added that he would probably be here again in the summer. Very showery afternoon and evening.