Diary of Rev Edward Stevens

1872, June 26, Wednesday 

Took my pupils and Harry, who is under home tuition at present, for a drive to Woodstock.

“under home tuition at present” is written over a crossed out “a day pupil at Magdalen College School”

1872, July 1, Monday

Preached “club sermon” at Sandford and took all the duty. Rev R. W. M. Pope accompanied me. I did not stay to the club dinner, though I was invited, as the invitation was unexpected. William Hutton came as pupil.

1872, July 4, Thursday

Went to Sandford, school inspection by H.M.I. There was a concert in the schoolroom in the evening. I stayed, and drove home with Mr Lee.

1872, July 14, Sunday

My holiday as regards Sandford commenced today. Took duty for Archdeacon Pott at Abingdon to which I drove. Preached at St Michael’s in the morning and at St Nicholas in the afternoon.

Mr Tankerville Chamberlain, late of Magdalene College, called this morning during my absence. He has made the acquaintance of Harry and my pupil, Chamberlain, but as he bears an indifferent character, I have warned both of them to have nothing to do with him.

1872, July 21, Sunday

Drove to West Hanney in morning and East Hanney in afternoon and took full duty for Mr McDougall.

1872, July 28, Sunday

Left “Burden” Hotel for 14 St Thomas Street private lodgings. Did not do any “duty.”

1872, August 11, Sunday

Cab to Horton in morning and Beckley in afternoon; took full service at each for Mr Cooke, of Magdalene College, the Rector.

1872, September 1, Sunday

Sermon for C.M.S. at Sandford. Rev N. Macdonald, a missionary, preached. Collections morning 19/9½, afternoon 2/2½. Mr Lee is away for his holiday.

1872, September 3, Tuesday

Mr Chamberlain came, accompanied by his son. I dined with them at Clarendon Hotel.

Received cheque from Longmans for £6, money advanced to Rev W. E. Coghlan for lessons in U.K.S.

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