Diary of Rev Edward Stevens

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.

1873, April 2, Wednesday

Mrs Owen called and asked me to take her son as a pupil for the Easter Vacation. I declined.

Drove to Sandford and took all duty this evening.

1873, April 12, Saturday

“iexwyxk fr ptmva tgw uxeel.” House £6.6.0 Key forgotten.

A coded phrase? Perhaps “Key forgotten” refers to the key to the code. See April 17 below for another coded phrase, and a likely explanation.

1873, April 16, Wednesday

Went to Footscray with Louie and Lottie in Mountain’s carriage and pair.

Received from Longmans on account of G.L.B. £100.

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