Diary of Rev Edward Stevens

1871, November 28, Tuesday 

Received note from Longmans and Co to the effect that they had paid to my account London & County Bank, Oxford, £333.6.5 to my account, balance of my share of profits of Grade Lesson Books (I drew on them for £50 in October) making £383.6.5 for year ending June 30th last. As mine is only ¼ share of profits (Longmans having ½ and Hole ¼) this represents a total net profit for the year of £1533.5.8.

1871, November 29, Wednesday

Buried little Willie in the Walton Street Cemetery. Grave next to right of a large flat raised stone to memory of Isabella Rebecca Kidd.

Walton Street Cemetery is now known as St Sepulchre’s Cemetery.

1871, November 30, Thursday

Called on Provost of Worcester who said Mr Kitchin had told him that if I were to read for the Law and History School (or Modern History) I should most likely get a “First”.

1871, December 1, Friday

Mrs Young, wife of my friend Rev John Young, late fellow of Durham and now undergraduate of Balliol and residing at 5 New Inn Hall Street, died yesterday of consumption.

Lent J G Overend by cheque £10.

1871, December 10, Sunday 

Walked to my duties at Sandford. Prince of Wales dangerously ill of typhoid fever at Sandringham. Dined with Mr Lee at New College this evening.

1871, December 26, Tuesday

Rain. Mountain and I called on Charles Eve. Miss Carr (Mountain’s cousin) and Mr Lewin, her “young man” came to dinner.

1871, December 27, Wednesday

Read prayers, morning and evening, at St John’s East Dulwich for Mr Elliot the Vicar. Took children etc to Drury Lane pantomime this afternoon. Supped with Mr Elliot and his choir.

1872, January 3, Wednesday

Went to Ipswich to marry my cousin Emma Howe to Lieutenant J. Hales Dutton, R.N. Arrived at 2.20pm. Called on Mr Abbott, Mrs Wells, Rev A. Synge (Rector of St Peter’s) and Mrs Cooper. The two latter were not at home.

1872, January 4, Thursday

Married Emma Louise Howe to Lieutenant Dutton, at St Peter’s Church. Rev Alexander H. Synge. the Rector, assisted.

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