Ten degrees of frost this morning.
Diary of Rev Edward Stevens
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.
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.
Drove to Sandford. Took Rosa with me.
Bell went to Cheltenham.
Good Friday. I preached this afternoon. Mr Lee read prayers. In afternoon I read prayers. No sermon.
Easter day. I preached at Carfax for Rev C J Fletcher the Rector and assisted him at Celebration. I believe there were some 200 communicants. I took all the duty at Sandford this afternoon.
Mrs Braddell came and brought her elder son Thomas, recommended by Rev Mr Daniel Senior fellow and Bursar of Worcester. Thomas Braddell entered on residence today, at 120 guineas.
Bell returned home.
Drove Rosa to Sandford and Baldon.
Rev S. P. Hill of Littlemore called this afternoon.
Attended private business meeting at Union this evening when vote of censure on Mr Gould, late President, was proposed, but defeated.
Walked to Marston.
Drove to Sandford. Took Bell.
Resumed duty at New College this evening. Received letter from Mr Braddell.
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