Rosa returned from Ryde.
Diary of Rev Edward Stevens
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.
Went to Mr Hole’s at North Cheam. Bell is at Cheltenham. I left Rosa in charge of house.
Called on Mr W Longman about the proposed magazine “The Librarian”. Mr Longman gave me a note to Mr Sampson Low on the matter. He publishes the “Publishers’ Circular”. Both seemed to have an idea that my scheme was a plagiarism of that work, but is not by any means.
Called on Mountain.
Went to London with Hole. Called on Thomas Brown.
Hole and I spent the evening at the Mountain’s.
Rain. In-doors all day, also Jan 9 Friday.
Went up to Mountain’s to stay a few days.
Attended St John’s, East Dulwich, church with my cousins.
Went to town in morning with Mountain. We called on our cousin W. Green, but he was not at home.
Drove out to Dulwich College in afternoon with Louie, Lottie and Mrs Shrapnell senior. Attended parochial “Penny Readings” at night. Mr Morse, Vicar of St John’s, came to supper.
Left Mountain’s to stay a day or two with Thomas Brown’s, at Brixton (Burton Road). Mr Slaff came to dinner this evening. Mr and Mrs Estall called with one of their daughters.
J Brown and I went to Bushey to see his children who are staying with their grandparents, Mr and Mrs Hill at Caldecot Farm.
Went to Leytonstone. Called on Misses Norris and Medlicott who have a ladies’ school there.
de Trafford returned to Oxford this evening.
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