Called on Charles Gibson this afternoon. Rev F A and Mrs Wilson called this evening.
Diary of Rev Edward Stevens
Mr and Mrs Wingate and Miss Flower came.
Drove to Littlemore, and visited patients in Asylum.
Did not take duty at the Asylum, as Mr Hill had returned.
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.
Drove Rosa to Horspath to bid Mr and Mrs Wingate goodbye. Miss Henderson came on visit.
Rosa returned to Ryde, accompanied by Miss Henderson.
de Trafford returned.
Drove to Sandford. Bell accompanied me.
Mr and Mrs H Sankey called this afternoon, also Herr de Schler and Mr Kitching junior from Sandford Mill.
Thanksgiving at Sandford for fine weather in answer to prayer.
Mr and Mrs F A Wilson came to supper.
Bell unwell. Μισκαρ δυω μγνοιν.
Possibly transliterates as “Miscar duo menoin”, signifying “Miscarriage at two months”.
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.
Drove to Horspath. Brought Mr Wingate in.
Rev F A and Mrs Wilson came this evening.
Mr and Mrs Lee at Sandford.
Drove Bell to Sandford. Diocesan Conference commenced.
Buried T Woods at Sandford.
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.
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.
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.
Did not accept Mr Macray’s offer of a fee for helping him last night. Returned to Oxford.
Received letter from Mr de Trafford that his son would leave me for an army tutor at Christmas next.
Drove to Sandford. Bell accompanied me. Wrote to Mr de Trafford and asked him to recall terms of agreement between us. Called on Mr and Mrs Lee.
Paid Mr Taylor organist for my one lesson in chanting and my “exam” as to voice. He charged a guinea.
Called on Mr Wilson and Mr Wright this evening. Attended evening service at New College Chapel.
Bell and I went to service at New College Chapel this evening.
Commenced my duties at New College Chapel.
Walked to Sandford after mid-day service at New College. Very wet.
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