Diary of Rev Edward Stevens

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.

1872, September 8, Sunday

Took duty at Littlemore Asylum this morning in exchange with Mr Hill. Lunched with Mr Sankey, the Superintendent.

1872, September 15, Sunday 

Mr Lee is back. Took all duty at Littlemore Church this morning for Mr Vernon Green, the Vicar.

The toll collector at St Clement’s gate returned me the 2d. he illegally charged me last Wednesday with an apology.

1872, September 22, Sunday

Took duty at Ducklington and Cokethorpe for Mr Macray. Took Harry with me. Lunched with Mrs Strickland, Cokethorpe Park.

1872, October 8, Tuesday

Dined with Mr E. R. Owen “our doctor”. Mr Sankey of Littlemore Asylum was there, also his brother Julius who has just joined Owen as partner, and Mr Briscoe, surgeon.

1872, October 9, Wednesday 

Drove to Sandford. Ordered mahogany table of Bridgewater to cost £12.12.0 solid, pianoforte legs. Called at Queen’s College and told Mr McGrath the tutor that William Hutton was too unwell to present himself for examination tomorrow.

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