Diary of Rev Edward Stevens

Thursday, 15th January, 1874 

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

de Trafford returned to Oxford this evening.

Thursday, 22nd January, 1874

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.

Tuesday, 27th January, 1874

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

Thursday, 29th January, 1874

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.

Saturday, 31st January, 1874

Commenced my own week at New College.

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

Rev Mr Stevens, Vicar of Adderbury, died.

Monday, 16th February, 1874

The date of this entry is guessed, since it begins on the page that has been torn out of the diary.

… for meal. I said “no”, you can not expect to be allowed to upset the “time-table” of the house with impunity.

“May I go out and get some, Sir?”

“Not with my permission,” I replied.

I then spoke a few words about discipline in the army, etc. He took it all wonderfully well, ate his bread and butter and drank his coffee and then cheerfully went on with his work.

This incident very much increased the respect I had always felt for him.

Mr Bear and his son called about the latter coming as pupil.

Wednesday, 18th February, 1874 

Ash Wednesday. Communion and Communication at 8 am. Morning Prayer and Litany at 10. Evening Prayer at 5. No singing all day.

Drove Bell to Sandford this afternoon. Called on Mr Hill who is getting better.

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