Diary of Rev Edward Stevens

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.

1871, July 3, Monday

Wrote to Bishop of Oxford (Mackarness) forwarding my nomination to curacy of Sandford on Thames. I walked to Sandford this evening. Time in going 1 hour 8 minutes.

1871, July 13, Thursday

Miss (blank), Mrs Prowse went on to Bristol. Bell returned from Cheltenham. I wrote to the Bishop of Oxford.

1871, July 16, Sunday 

Received letter from Bishop of Oxford saying he had added my name to his list for the September Ordination.

1871, September 21, Thursday

Examination commenced by Professor E. Palmer and Mr Ince with Mr Furse acting as Archdeacon. Bishop extremely kind and genial.

1871, October 1, Sunday

Commenced duty at Sandford. Read prayers in morning, preached in afternoon. Drove over in a cab, back with Mr Lee.

1871, October 3, Tuesday

Went to Islington. Called on Rev W E Coghlan, Curate of St Paul’s, Covent Garden, and dined with him.

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