Diary of Rev Edward Stevens

Wednesday, 2nd July, 1873

Bell, self and G de Trafford dined with Rev F A and Mrs Wilson.

Drove to Sandford.

Trial of voices of candidates for vacant chaplaincy of New College.

Julius Sankey and Mr Pope came in evening.

Diary labels the entry as “Aug” rather than “Jul”.

Tuesday, 8th July, 1873 

Attended Ruridecanal Chapter at Dr Warburton’s, Iffley Rectory. Received a lesson in chanting from Mr Taylor, organist of New College.

Sunday, 13th July, 1873

Went with Mr Brown to Curzon Chapel, Mayfair this morning. Hole is assistant curate there. We went to St Michael’s, Stockwell in the evening.

Sunday, 20th July, 1873

Drove to Wallingford. Took morning and afternoon duty. Harry accompanied me. Dined with Mr Hilliard, Churchwarden.

Monday, 21st July, 1873

Received appointment to chaplaincy at New College through Mr Lee. £100 per annum, duty one week in 3. Withdrew resignation of curacy and wrote to Bishop.

Rosa returned from Ryde accompanied by Miss Henderson.

Thursday, 14th August, 1873

Rev L J Lee married Miss Morland, daughter of the Rector of Shabbington.

W Hutton returned to residence.

Took rail to Littlemore and back to see Mr Sankey about services.

Called on Rev F A Wilson this evening. Paid Mr Wilson a guinea fee for examining and reporting on Mr Hutton.

Friday, 15th August, 1873

Visited Littlemore Asylum in absence of the chaplain. read and prayed with patients. Walked to Horspath and home.

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