Diary of Rev Edward Stevens

1874, January 4, Sunday

Drove to Horspath after service at Sandford this afternoon and home to dinner. Cull and Hewitt called.

1874, January 5, Monday

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.

1874, January 12, Monday

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.

1874, January 13, Tuesday

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.

1874, January 14, Wednesday

J Brown and I went to Bushey to see his children who are staying with their grandparents, Mr and Mrs Hill at Caldecot Farm.

1874, January 15, Thursday 

Went to Leytonstone. Called on Misses Norris and Medlicott who have a ladies’ school there.

de Trafford returned to Oxford this evening.

1874, January 22, Thursday

Evening party at my house. Present two Misses Hooper, two Misses Mardon, Mr and Mrs Wingate, Miss Harbage, Mr de Trafford. Mr and Mrs Wingate remained for the night.

1874, January 27, Tuesday

Harry returned to Rossall. Rosa left on visit to Rev Julius Henderson, St Luke’s Rectory, Heywood, near Manchester.

1874, January 29, Thursday

Mr and Mrs Wingate called to take farewell as they are going to Walford, near Ross, tomorrow, where he is to be curate.

I attended the Ruri-decanal Chapter at Cuddesdon when a debate took place on the Temperance movement.

1874, January 31, Saturday

Commenced my own week at New College.

Paid Rev F A Wilson £1.1. for examining Johns.

Rev Mr Stevens, Vicar of Adderbury, died.

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