Diary of Rev Edward Stevens

1872, October 21, Monday 

Bella habuit mισκαρριαγ.

Starts in Latin and ends with Greek letters spelling an English word: “Bell had a miscarriage.”

1872, October 24, Thursday

Went to Bristol on W.B. Morgan’s business. Stayed at the Cloisters. Morgan’s creditors accepted 3/4 in the £ to be paid 6 weeks from now. I never had a penny, but surrendered my claim for his benefit. I fancy the lawyer got it all. John Hancock called at Morgan’s this evening. He is head of Colston’s School, Stapleton.

1872, October 27, Sunday

Took all duty at Sandford, Mr Lee being away. Julius Sankey came to see maid servant Ελλυν Γρην who was in ιστηρια.

Greek letters used for English words “Ellen Green who was in hysteria”.

1872, October 28, Monday

Wrote Mr Daniel about History School which I fear I must give up reading for. Called on Galpin about rent. Dover, from whom I took the house has failed and it has come into the hands of a timber dealer Barrett at Cowley Road.

1872, November 4, Monday

Harry at home with headache and deafness of one ear. He says one or two bigger boys are in the habit of striking him on the head very violently.

1872, November 24, Sunday

Preached extempore for first time this afternoon. Held on for 35 minutes. Dined with Mr Lee and Dr Ward at New College.

1872, November 27, Wednesday

Rev V Green Vicar of Littlemore called. Set exam papers on English History for Mr Hurst’s School at Littlemore and sent it to be printed at Vincent’s, High Street. Drove to Sandford. Took Gibson.

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