Diary of Rev Edward Stevens

1873, July 21, Monday 

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.

1873, July 26, Saturday

Bell went to Cheltenham. Telegraphed to Mrs Shelburne, Rock Street, Kemp Town, Brighton for apartments.

1873, August 14, Thursday

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.

1873, August 15, Friday

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

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.

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