Took Louie Mountain and Lottie Eve to Foot’s Cray and called on Aunt Green.
Diary of Rev Edward Stevens
Left London for Brighton and stayed at Aunt Emma’s, Chatfields Hotel.
Called to see Old Cocksedge and Mrs Shelburne at Kemp Town. Did not see the latter; but saw Elizabeth Powell, her niece.
Returned from Brighton to Oxford via Victoria and Paddington.
Duty at Sandford. Walked both ways. Performed my first Baptism and visited a sick man in afternoon.
Bell went to Cheltenham. Received £50 from Longmans on Grade Lesson Books etc account.
Read The Grade Lesson Books.
Duty at Sandford. Dined at New College this evening by Mr Lee’s invitation.
Went to hear “Father Ignatius” Rev Lyne, a Deacon who addressed a large audience in the “Old Music Room”, Holywell Street on the “Duties of the Clergy,” admission 1/-.
Usual duty at Sandford.
Bell returned from Cheltenham. I met her at Swindon, as she was unwell.
Mr Owen, our surgeon, re-vaccinated Harry and Rosa. A good deal of smallpox in Oxford.
Received £8 from Mr Morgan, Cathedral Grammar School, Bristol, in part payment for furniture etc which I left there, by cheque from Longmans for 8 lessons in the U.K.S. written by Mr Morgan.
Mr Morgan partly paid his debt to Stevens by forwarding a cheque that Morgan had received from Longmans?
Usual services at Sandford.
Dined at New College with Mr Lee and was introduced to Mr Daniel, fellow of Worcester College.
Called on Mr Daniel, Worcester College, with view to putting down my name there.
Wrote to Provost of Worcester (Dr Cotton) about putting my name down there.
Called on Dr Cotton, Provost of Worcester. Bell was taken ill. I sent for Mr Owen, Surgeon, and a nurse.
Bell confined prematurely of a boy 8.30 am. Six months only. I baptized the infant “William”.
Received note from Provost of Worcester conveying permission to enter the college subject to satisfactory reference to Rev G W Kitchin. I therefore wrote to the latter.
Poor little William died in Rosa’s lap about 4.30 this afternoon.
I went to an entertainment at Sandford this evening given by some members of New College Choir of which Mr Lee is Precentor.
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.
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