Diary of Rev Edward Stevens
Fraser’s cousin came to luncheon. I heard Lord Radstock speak in the Corn Exchange.
Drove to Sandford. Hughes left Oxford for a few weeks.
Mr R F Heath came to tea.
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.
Mr and Mrs Lee and Mrs Lee Senior were there. I called at Rev F A Wilson’s in the evening.
Mr Fraser returned from Mongewell before breakfast. Mr and Mrs Julius Sankey and Rev Taylor Taswell called.
Walked to Kidlington with R F Heath and took tea at the Inn.
Braddell returned for Michaelmas term.
Bell and Rosa went to Ryde. Called at Mr Aldridge’s this evening.
Fraser rode to Mongewell to stay till Monday morning.
At Sandford all day. Herbert Jackson came in evening.
Fraser returned to breakfast. Taylor Taswell called.
Called on Taylor Taswell this evening. Received from J M Fraser Esq cheque for £60.5 for J Fraser’s board, lodging and tuition to Christmas.
Went to Ryde. Joined Bell and Rosa at 84 Monklow Street lodgings kept by Mrs Emly.
Left Ryde by steamer. Took Bell and Rosa to Southampton where we went on board the “Asiatic” to bid Mr and Mrs Hole and family farewell on their departure for Cape Town. We spent the afternoon with them on board, and steamed down Southampton water with them. We returned by mail boat and lost sight of them about 3.30 pm. Bell and Rosa returned to Ryde. I returned to Oxford.
At Sandford. Mrs Martin, wife of John Martin, one of the churchwardens, was prayed for on account of illness.
Dined with Julius Sankey.
Drove to Sandford.
Drove to Sandford. Administered H.C. to Mrs Martin who is not likely to live.
Mrs Martin of Sandford died. Went to Sandford. Preached this afternoon. Mr Lee said he was delighted to see me.
Monsieur Georges de Teissier of Rue San Lazare, Paris, came as pupil, introduced by Chevallier Bui, French Professor.
Should be Rue Saint-Lazare. Possibly Buè rather than Bui.
Rev Montagu Payne, locum tenens of Sibford, came to luncheon.
Mrs Martin was buried at Sandford this afternoon. Lee took the office but quite broke down in the middle of it. I was present but not robed.
Called on Taylor Taswell this evening.
Mr Macduff Assistant Surgeon at the Asylum called. I walked part of the way to Littlemore with him on his return.
I took duty morning and afternoon for Mr Holland; Rector who is ill. Taylor Taswell drove home with me and dined.
I sent Fraser to Mr Wilson to examine and report as to his fitness for Responsions with a view to his matriculation at Christ Church. I paid Mr W a guinea for his assistance.
Mr Fraser’s examination continued by Mr Wilson.
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