Diary of Rev Edward Stevens

Thursday, 28th August, 1873

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.

Sunday, 31st August, 1873

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.

Tuesday, 2nd September, 1873

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

Tuesday, 9th September, 1873

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.

Tuesday, 23rd September, 1873

Bell unwell. Μισκαρ δυω μγνοιν.

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

Wednesday, 24th September, 1873

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.

Friday, 3rd October, 1873

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.

Saturday, 4th October, 1873

Rev J D Macray, Rector of Ducklington and one of my fellow chaplains called and asked me to take duty at New College for him tomorrow evening, as he was obliged to be at Ducklington. I told him I did not want to take my first service in Chapel on Sunday night as it would be crowded, but I would willingly drive on from Standlake to Ducklington and take his service there. He was very grateful.

Sunday, 5th October, 1873

Drove to Standlake and took morning and afternoon duty for the Rector, Mr West, and old Magdalene Chaplain, who is in very feeble health. Drove on to Ducklington and took evening service for Mr Macray. Stayed the night there, with a cat in my room to keep the rats in order.

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