Mrs F A Wilson dined here this evening.
Diary of Rev Edward Stevens
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.
Wrote to Longmans broaching the subject of the “Librarian” a proposed new magazine.
My week of duty at New College.
Bell and I dined at Rev F A Wilson’s this evening.
Mr and Mrs Wingate came from Horspath to spend Christmas with us.
Mr Reader wrote and asked me to meet Mr William Longman in town next Tuesday or Wednesday to confer about “The Librarian”.
No sermon at Sandford this afternoon. “High Prayers” at New College this evening.
Drove Wingate to Horspath this afternoon.
Rev F A Wilson and family spent the evening here.
College Chapel closed.
Mr and Mrs Wingate returned to Horspath.
Mr Hole, myself and children went to Rev F A Wilson’s this evening.
Rev Samuel Kettlewell, Hemel Hempstead, called about pupils in my absence.
Drove Mr Hole to Abingdon this afternoon. Rev F A Wilson and Mr Glencross came this evening.
Mr Hole returned to North Cheam. Herbert Jackson and Charles Gibson came this evening.
Drove to Horspath after service at Sandford this afternoon and home to dinner. Cull and Hewitt called.
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