Diary of Rev Edward Stevens

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.

1873, February 1, Saturday

Called in Julius Hankey to see Harry who is not well.

Called on Mr Magrath, Senior Tutor of Queen’s. He said he had done so badly they could not admit him. He cannot spell, and makes no sense of his translation. I wrote to Mr Hutton senior and told him.

1873, February 2, Sunday

Heavy fall of snow. Julius Sankey came home with me from Littlemore to see Harry. I took all duty at Sandford this afternoon.

1873, February 3, Monday

W Hutton, senior, wrote asking me to keep on his son. Harry’s bill at Magdalene College School for half year £9.2.9.

1873, March 18, Tuesday

Paid Richardson Solicitor, of Bristol, 13/4 charged for “Myself v Bessell”. Paid Abbott and Nicholls for Billiard Balls 18/6.

1873, March 23, Sunday

Bell went to Cheltenham by 4.10 train, but arrived too late to see her mother alive.

Mr Lee and Mr Robin called this evening.

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