Took all the duty at Sandford. Mr Wingate came home with me to dinner, having met me at Sandford.
Diary of Rev Edward Stevens
Mr and Mrs Johns called. Drove Wingate to Horspath and to Great Milton to call on Alison, of Keble, who is curate there.
Drove Bell to Sandford and Baldon.
Mr Aldridge, a Fellow Commoner of Worcester, called with Mrs Aldridge.
Drove Bell to Horspath to Wingate’s.
Received a letter from Solomon, the jeweller of Cornmarket, concerning a gold chain which Johns wished to buy of him on credit.
Preached at Horspath this evening for Mr Cruikshank the curate.
Bell and I called on Mr and Mrs Julius Sankey.
Drove to Sandford. Bell accompanied me.
Julius Sankey attended Johns who appears to have injured his arm at football yesterday.
Resumed duty at New College Chapel this evening.
Lunched with Mr Hill, Chaplain of Littlemore Asylum.
Walked to Horspath this evening. Called on Wingate and Cruikshank.
Dined at New College. Gaudy. Warden introduced me to Harold Brown, Bishop of Winchester, the Visitor.
Johns went down.
Drove to Sandford for Evening Service. Extremely dense fog. Mr Wills accompanied me. Mr Hill preached for me. Mr Lee was not there.
Drove to Sandford. Took back lamps borrowed from Mr Ottacouy last night. Left with Rev Vernon Green the exam papers in English History of Mr Hurst’s Linden House School.
de Trafford went down.
Mr and Mrs Julius Sankey called.
Finished this term’s duty at New.
Mrs F A Wilson dined here this evening.
Paid Spottiswoode & Co for printing circulars respecting pupils. £16.5.
Took Mr Leonard’s duty at New this evening.
Took Leonard’s duty this evening.
Called on Mr Lee at the Bursary. Took Leonard’s duty this evening. Wingate dined with us.
Drove to Sandford. Buried Widow Simmonds, aged 84.
Took evening duty at New for Leonard.
Harry returned from Rossall.
Drove to Sandford with hansom cab on business concerning which Rev F A Wilson had appealed to me. He accompanied me as far as Littlemore Church which he entered. I picked him up on my return.
Habuit ille in domo sua famulam cognomine Honey ex Sandfordis quae eum de falso crimine accusaverat. Ego ei persuasit ut declararet sua manu subscribens declarationem paratam, nullum veritatis in accusatione esse, sua matre praesente.
Took duty at New this evening for Leonard.
He had in his house a maidservant, surname Honey, from Sandford, who had falsely accused him of a crime. I persuaded her that she would, in a declaration prepared in her own hand, declare there to be no truth in the accusation, in her mother’s presence.
Rosa returned from Ryde.
Rosa accompanied me to Sandford.
Rev H Moore, of Brasenose, who was until recently Head Master of Burford Grammar School and was ordained deacon with me, dined with us this evening. He and I called on Mr Pope.
I took duty at New College this evening. The Bishop of Oxford and two or three of the Royal family were also present. Chapel much crowded.
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