Diary of Rev Edward Stevens

1874, August 17, Monday 

Left Ipswich for St Botolph’s, Colchester, with Lieutenant Dutton and stayed a day or two with him. Emma remained in Ipswich. J P Howe accompanied us, but returned this evening.

1874, August 19, Wednesday 

I insured my life in the Railway Passengers accidental Death Insurance Co through Lieutenant Dutton and paid £4 premium for the year. I purchased some Japanese handkerchiefs and a circular silvered frame mirror at Colchester.

1874, August 21, Friday

Left Colchester for London. Stayed the night at “The Rose” Wigmore Street, Cavendish Square. Mrs Howe and Miss Abbott were staying there on a visit to Mr and Mrs Woolcock.

1874, August 22, Saturday

Called on Mr Fraser, 1 Palace Houses, Kensington Gardens W, who had written to say he would like to confer with me about preparing his son J C Fraser for Christ Church.

Went to East Dulwich with Mr Mountain. Staid there.

1874, August 23, Sunday

Mr Mountain and I called on Charles Eve and Shrapnell. I preached at St John’s East Dulwich in morning and read prayers in evening. Mr Morse, the vicar, came to supper.

1874, August 24, Monday

Returned to Oxford. Mr John Christian Fraser came as pupil to prepare for Christ Church, Oxon. Terms 150 guineas.

1874, August 30, Sunday

Mr Lee away from Sandford. I preached in morning. Wingate walked from Horspath and preached in afternoon. I drove him back to Horspath and preached for him in the evening.

Took leave of Mr and Mrs Wingate, as they return to Walford tomorrow.

1874, September 4, Friday

The College having renewed the offer of Sibford Vicarage, Hole and I went over to see it. Saw Miss Sarah Dix in the church.

1874, September 12, Saturday

Harry’s birthday – age 15. Mr and Mrs F A Wilson came to tea. Also their two boys and Mr and Miss Owen Jones. Fraser rode to Mongewell this afternoon.

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