Diary of Rev Edward Stevens

1871, May 25, Thursday

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

1871, June 9, Friday

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.

1871, June 11, Sunday

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

1871, June 16, Friday

Called on Rev. Lancelot I. Lee, Bursar of New College and Vicar of Sandford on Thames respecting curacy on recommendation of Rev. G. W. Kitchin, Censor of Christ Church and ??”Nonascripts”??.

1871, June 19, Monday

Rosa went on visit to Mrs Harris at Northfleet. Wrote to Canon Gordon of Elsfield respecting curacy of Marston.

1871, June 28, Wednesday

Mr and Mrs Featherstone came to tea. Harry had returned from Marlboro in a hurry owing to outbreak of fever at the school.

1871, July 1, Saturday

Called on Rev L. J. Lee, New College. He gave me nominations of assistant curacy of Sandford on Thames which I accepted at the nominal stipend of £30 per annum. The “living” is worth £90 without a house. “Father Faber” the Hymn writer was one of my predecessors. The stipend will barely pay for my driving over to the services.

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