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.
Diary of Rev Edward Stevens
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.
Mr Wilson reports that Mr Fraser is not ready for matriculation. Hawker Hughes returned to Oxford for the term. I called on him this evening. College meeting at New.
Entries on these two pages are mistakenly dated September rather than October.
Received a letter from the warden of New College telling me that the College appointed me to the Vicarage of Sibford yesterday. Mr Bourchier, lately Vicar of Sibford called this morning and asked me to see him in College this evening. When I went I had great difficulty in finding him. Having accomplished this — he was with Dickins in an undergrad’s rooms, he seemed to have nothing to say except a platitude about “those few sheep in the wilderness” etc and, I thought, treated me in as cool and insulting a manner as I ever experienced. Mihi stultissimus magnus videtur.
Mr Smith, Curate of Marston, called this afternoon.
Mihi stultissimus magnus videtur — He seems to me an exceptionally stupid man.
Went to Mongewell Park this Monday on the invitation of Mr and Mrs Fraser. John C Fraser and de Teissier accompanied me. Mr Johns and his son Wilfred called just as we were leaving.
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