Diary of Rev Edward Stevens

Monday, 13th February, 1871

Called at Mr Pike’s office again. The deed was not what I expected to find it, and therefore declined for the present to sign it, but wrote for information to Mr Pinkney, Secretary of the “Protector” Society.

Thursday, 2nd March, 1871

Wrote to Bishop of Oxford (Mackarness) asking permission to offer myself as a candidate for Deacon’s Orders after taking my degree which I hope to do in June next.

Thursday, 25th May, 1871

Went to London and stayed with Mr Thomas Brown, Bushey Villa, Burton Road, Stockwell. Called on Mr Estall this evening.

Friday, 9th June, 1871

Viva Voce for Literae humaniores. Professor Rogers complimented me on my papers all round. All my exams for Degree are now passed 2 years 9 months since matriculation. The only tutor or lecturer I have had in any of the subjects has been Mr Sargent of Magdalene whose class for Latin Prose I attended for 2 or 3 terms at £1.1 per term of about 2 hours a week.

Sunday, 11th June, 1871

Wingate dined and took tea with us. Took Bell, Rosa and Harry to “Show Sunday” in the Broad Walk this evening.

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