Diary of Rev Edward Stevens
Bell and I called on Rev Carteret Fletcher, Rector of Carfax, and on Mrs Gibson, Park Terrace.
Took duty at New College this evening for Leonard.
Drove Rosa to Sandford and Horspath.
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.
Walked with Mrs Wingate to Horspath, having missed Mr Wingate. I walked back in the evening.
At Sandford. Hewitt called in evening.
Miss Harbage and Miss Wilson called.
Harry returned to Rossall. Rosa left on visit to Rev Julius Henderson, St Luke’s Rectory, Heywood, near Manchester.
Drove Bell to Sandford and Horspath.
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.
Took service at New College this evening for Leonard.
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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… 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.
Bell and I left cards on Mr and Mrs Taylor, Threlfall.
Rev F A and Mrs Wilson called this evening.
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.
Called on Hill at Littlemore. Drove Taylor Taswell, Vicar of March Baldon, into Oxford.
Finished duty at New College.
Read Litany and preached at Littlemore Asylum. Went on to Sandford as usual. Lunched with Mr Hill.
Called on Rev W Hawker Hughes at Jesus.
Walked to Godstow with R F Heath.
Hawker Hughes lunched with us. Drove him to Baldon and Sandford where he preached for me. Lee was not there.
Drove to Sandford and buried Anne Evans, an old parishioner who died in the Littlemore Asylum.
George Foster, and old scotch soldier of the Scotch Church, Chapel Street, came to clean boots etc at 6/- per week. Mr Beasley is Minister of the church.
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