Diary of Rev Edward Stevens

1873, October 25, Saturday

Gave Johns and de Trafford leave to dine out and go to theatre afterwards. I resumed duties at New College this evening; very hoarse, but no sore throat.

1873, October 26, Sunday

Joannes domum aliquanto ebrius revenit undecima hora. Trafforduis revenit dimidia hora ante undecimam.

Johns returned home somewhat drunk at the eleventh hour. de Trafford returned half an hour before the eleventh.

1873, October 27, Monday

Swift McNeill and Charles Gibson came to lunch.

Joannes et Traffordius ad opus non reverterunt ante nonam et dimidiam. Joannes dormiebat quum studere deberet donec undecimam horam posteaque.

Johns and de Trafford did not return to work before half past nine. Johns was sleeping when he was supposed to be studying until after 11 o’clock.

I wrote to them both, telling them they must not be out at night at all, in accordance with my agreement with their parents.

1873, October 28, Tuesday 

I gave Johns leave to go to a concert this evening.

Bell and I called on Mr and Mrs Taylor (organist at New), Threlfall, Banbury Road.

1873, November 16, Sunday

Holy Communion at New College chapel. The Warden celebrated, I assisted, taking the elements round to the communicants in their seats.

Rev A Spencer called this evening.

1873, November 24, Monday

Mr and Mrs Johns called. Drove Wingate to Horspath and to Great Milton to call on Alison, of Keble, who is curate there.

1873, November 28, Friday

Received a letter from Solomon, the jeweller of Cornmarket, concerning a gold chain which Johns wished to buy of him on credit.

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