Read Litany and preached at Littlemore Asylum. Went on to Sandford as usual. Lunched with Mr Hill.
Diary of Rev Edward Stevens
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.
Preached for Mr Ross at Toot Baldon this evening after duty at Sandford.
Drove to Sandford. Called on Hill at Littlemore.
Took evening duty at Chapel for Macray.
Bell and I called on Mr Lendall, lately Government Inspector of Education in Ceylon at Mr Cull’s request. Also called on Mr and Mrs Aldridge and Mr and Miss Pope. Took morning duty at College Chapel for Macray.
Duty at New. Lee sang for me this evening as I had bad cold.
Ten degrees of frost this morning.
Macray took my evening duty at New.
Went to concert at Queen’s with Pope. Went in with Aldridge to his house after concert.
Longmans paid me £200 on account of G.L.B.
Election for M.P. Mr Hall, Conservative, got in, against Lewis, a Radical.
Drove to Sandford. Bought following Silverplate of Solomon. 2 salts 8/-, 2 ladles £2.5, 2 table spoons £2.10, 2 others £2.5, cruet £2.15, 2 pickle forks 15/-, Time piece £2.5, 6 teaspoons £2.5.
Hawker Hughes came to luncheon. Leonard promised to come, but did not. William Evans of Jesus came in evening.
Duty at New College.
Called at Jesus College to See Hughes. Adjourned from his rooms to those of Mr Ridgway with Hughes, Ridgway and Rhys.
Drove to Sandford. Took Bell with me. Called on Mr and Mrs Sankey at the Asylum. Mrs Owen was there.
Took duty at New College for Macray. Dined at New College. Chapel closed for Morning Service till Saturday April 18th at 7.30am. Mrs Sendall called. Rosa returned from Heywood.
Rev W Hawker Hughes came in evening. Arranged with him for publication of “Handy Classics” afterwards called “Analytical Classical Series “. We are to share work, expenses and profits equally and publish on our own account.
de Trafford left. Hill, of Littlemore, and his sister lunched with us. Duty at New College in evening.
Palm Sunday. At Sandford. Prince Leopold and his private secretary, Mr Collins, attended Divine Service morning and afternoon taking luncheon in our room at school house between services with Mr and Mrs Lee, Miss Whittinck (Collins’s fiancée) and myself. Collins is son of a Berkshire clergyman and first cousin to Mrs Lee. In his late office of tutor to the Prince, he was successor of Canon Duckworth . The prince and his party also attended New College chapel this evening when I took the duty.
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