Diary of Rev Edward Stevens

1874, February 28, Saturday

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.

1874, March 5, Thursday

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.

1874, March 17, Tuesday

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.

1874, March 23, Monday

Called at Jesus College to See Hughes. Adjourned from his rooms to those of Mr Ridgway with Hughes, Ridgway and Rhys.

1874, March 24, Tuesday

Drove to Sandford. Took Bell with me. Called on Mr and Mrs Sankey at the Asylum. Mrs Owen was there.

1874, March 25, Wednesday

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.

1874, March 29, Sunday

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.

1874, March 30, Monday 

Rev Carteret J Fletcher asked me to preach for him next Sunday morning. New College chapel was closed last evening till Saturday April 18 except Easter Eve and Easter Day.

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