Diary of Rev Edward Stevens

Tuesday, 18th March, 1873

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

Sunday, 23rd March, 1873

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.

Wednesday, 2nd April, 1873

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.

Wednesday, 16th April, 1873

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

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

Monday, 28th April, 1873

Harry at home this morning.

Wrote to Bishop of Oxford (Mackarness) about my ordination to the Priesthood.

Sunday, 8th June, 1873 

Trinity Sunday. Ordained priest by Bishop Mackarness. Left in evening and went to Reading where I stayed the night at the Great Western Hotel.

Monday, 9th June, 1873

Went to Ryde. Rosa confirmed by Dr Samuel Wilberforce Bishop of Winchester in Ryde Parish Church. I arrived before close of address. Saw the Rector Rev Alexander Poole, who was Precentor of Bristol Cathedral when I was there. He was formerly curate of St Mark’s, Kemp Town, Brighton. I had a few moments conversation with him in the churchyard. Visited the Misses Moore, Missenden House, where Rosa is. Took a private lodging.

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