Diary of Rev Edward Stevens

1873, August 17, Sunday 

Read prayers and preached at Little more Asylum, and took all the duty at Sandford. Dined with Dr Sankey in the evening.

1873, August 18, Monday

Mr J W Johns, Arbor Hill, Slough, brought his son Wilfred, and old Eton boy to me to prepare for matriculation.

1873, August 19, Tuesday

Drove to Littlemore Asylum, Read and prayed with sick patients. Rosa accompanied me. We took tea with Mr Sankey.

Rev F A and Mrs Wilson came this evening.

1873, August 22, Friday 

Mr and Mrs Wingate came to dinner Drove to Sandford and Littlemore, accompanied by Mr Wingate. Drove Mrs Wingate home in evening.

1873, August 24, Sunday

C Gibson went to Sandford with me and read the lessons. I also took the duty at the Asylum, where Gibson and I dined at Dr Sankey’s invitation. Julius Sankey came to Bradmore Road this evening.

1873, August 26, Tuesday

Drove Bell to Littlemore. Very wet. I read and prayed with patients. We took tea with Mr and Mrs Sankey.

1873, August 28, Thursday

Drove Rosa to Horspath to see Mr and Mrs Wingate. Mr Philip Pusey, lame as he is, walked to Horspath and back, though I offered to drive him.

1873, August 31, Sunday

Took full services at Littlemore and Sandford. Dined with Mr and Mrs Sankey. Rev F A and Mrs Wilson came to the “Limes” to supper.

1873, September 2, Tuesday

Drove Mrs Wilson to Sandford. Called on Julius Sankey in evening and got prescription for an itching place on the chest, a form of ψοριασις.

Not a Greek word, but “psoriasis” spelt in greek letters

1873, September 9, Tuesday

Drove to Sandford. very wet: lighted fire and dried clothes in school-house. Sent balance of lessons for Girls’ 6th U.K.S. to Spottiswoode’s.

1873, September 23, Tuesday

Bell unwell. Μισκαρ δυω μγνοιν.

Possibly transliterates as “Miscar duo menoin”, signifying “Miscarriage at two months”.

1873, September 24, Wednesday

Mr Mackay called whilst I was out. Mr Johns accompanied me to Sandford.

Wrote to Mr J Martin in reply to his letter from Vienna respecting a pupil.

1873, October 3, Friday

Mr Lee gave me permission to take duty at Standlake next Sunday. Rev Mr Leonard one of my fellow chaplains called. Visited Rev F A Wilson this evening.

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