Called on the President of St John’s about Johns’ matriculation. Johns went out at 9.30 this evening and did not return till all had gone to bed. I was out at Jesus College.
Diary of Rev Edward Stevens
Longmans sent me a copy of Hole’s new book “The Young Christian Armed”. Leonard undertook my duty at New and Macray did it. Mr and Mrs Julius Sankey called.
Ruri-decanal Chapter at Iffley. Petition against the Archbishop Canterbury Public Worship Regulation Bill .
Leonard took my duty at College this evening and thus cleared off all due to me.
I felt it my duty to write to Mr Johns and tell him that I should have to ask him to remove his son if he did not adhere to the rules of the house as regards being in at night and engaged in his studies.
Johns wrote me a full apology and promised amendment. I therefore wrote to his father and recalled my letter of last night.
Finished duty at New College this morning. Johns went to St Johns to arrange about day for matriculation examination. Paid Hughes for examining Thomas Braddell £1.10.
Hughes came this evening.
Walked to Wood Eaton and Water Eaton with Rev Carteret Fletcher, Rector of Carterton. Lent him some books on English Literature and gave him copies of U.K.S. for his children.
Drove Bell to Kidlington. Mr Martin came in with Braddell and asked that he might go to his rooms to tea.
Rev C J Fletcher called and returned books which I had lent him and asked me to preach at Carfax next Sunday night for the Indian Famine relief fund.
Boat races commenced. I took Bell and Rosa down.
Walked to Sandford and back. Mr Lee not there. Hill preached for me.
Took duty at New College for Leonard.
Received a p.o.o. for one guinea from Miss Brown Smith, 16 Spring Hill, Birmingham asking me to set four examination papers for her pupils in each of 5 subjects. I returned the P.O.O. declining to do what she asked. Hughes called.
Preached at Carfax this evening “as a friend” for Fletcher, on behalf of the Indian Famine Relief fund. Called on Mr Hughes afterwards.
Received a third letter from Miss Smith Brown, 16 Spring Hill, Birmingham asking for explanation of return of p.o.o. I replied.
Paid for Dinner Service to M. L. Brown, 47 St Martin’s Lane W6 £6.13.6.
Took duty at New College this afternoon for Macray. Johns went to Matriculation Exam at St John’s College and passed. Drove to Sandford. R. F. Heath accompanied me.
Grand evening party this evening at Rev Carteret J Fletcher’s. Bell and I went, but the place was so intolerably crowded that we stayed only a very short time.
Sent my notice of resignation of Curacy of Sandford to Rev L J Lee.
Johns went home till Monday.
Wrote to Hole to meet me in town on Monday.
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