Diary of Rev Edward Stevens

Sunday, 28th June, 1874

This entry is incomplete as a page has been torn out of the book.

… only in evenings for week commencing this evening.

Tuesday, 30th June, 1874

Mr Hill of Littlemore came to dinner and Miss Harbage and Miss Wilson came to tea and croquet. Mr Wilson, Mrs Wilson and their son Fred came to supper.

Received a letter from Hole about the diminished profits of the “Grade Lesson Books”.

Wednesday, 1st July, 1874

Miss C Dunsterville and Rosa drove pony to Littlemore. Charles Gibson and Herbert Jackson came this evening.

Monday, 6th July, 1874

Preached Club Sermon. Pope went with me and read prayers. Drove round Marsh Baldon and Toot Baldon. Mr and Mrs Wilson and family came up this evening.

Wednesday, 15th July, 1874

Carteret Fletcher called and asked me to preach for him at Carfax next Sunday evening. Thomas Braddell went down for Summer Vacation. Drove to Sandford. Visited patients at Littlemore Asylum. Bell accompanied me. We took tea and supper with Mr and Mrs Sankey.

Thursday, 16th July, 1874

Went on excursion with North Oxford Archaeological Society to Thame, Chinnor, Shirburn Castle and Watlington, where we dined. Drove home through Chalgrove Field and Chiselhampton. We had a couple of drays with 3 or 4 horses each. Coming down Cowley Road into Oxford all the horses in my break went down. Heads and tails hoofs and legs seemed inextricably intermingled. But they soon untangled themselves, jumped up and went on again without the slightest injury. I hurt my heel somewhat in jumping from the carriage. The whole expense of my “day out” was 9/5, viz dinner 3/2, dray 6/3.

Sunday, 19th July, 1874

Preached at the asylum this morning and at Sandford this afternoon. Preached at Carfax for Fletcher this evening and to enable me to do so Lee took my duty (my last) at New College Chapel.

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