Diary of Rev Edward Stevens

1872, December 18, Wednesday

Called on Mr J Arwall new neighbour, next door, who is new postmaster of Oxford. Called on Morgan of Worcester, no. 3 St Giles.

1873, January 8, Wednesday

Miss Dunsterville returned to Ryde.

Mr De Trafford called again with his son and promised to send him to me on the 18th inst. Terms 50 guineas per annum, French and German extra.

Drove to Sandford and Baldon.

1873, January 12, Sunday

To London. Met J Brown at Vauxhall. He and I went to Service at Westminster Abbey in morning and to Stockwell Church in evening. Put up at Brown’s for the night.

1873, January 13, Monday 

Called on C Eve, Henry Howe and S H Mountain at respective places of business. Returned to Cheam with Hole in evening.

1873, January 19, Sunday

Encountered heavy storm of rain driving to Sandford this morning. Very unwell in evening, having apparently taken a violent cold.

1873, January 20, Monday

Cold somewhat better, but still very unwell with pains in loins and back of head with slight cough. Took Turkish bath.

1873, January 21, Tuesday

Took another Turkish bath which seemed to do me good. Spent an hour or two at Miss Hooper’s this evening.

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