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1877, September 9th, Sunday

Visited Elizabeth Gibbs, Mr Woolgrove and Joshua Lines’s wife.

Mr Montagu walked over this evening and had prayers.

I visited and taught in Boys’ Sunday School this morning.

Some boys who pretend to go to the Methodists’ Sunday School were wandering about when, to my mind, they ought to have been at school or chapel. I spoke to them but it did not appear to have any good effect. I spoke last week to Widow Lines of Sibford Ferris about her boys doing this, but she merely said that she thought I must be mistaken.

1877, September 10th, Monday

Dined at Mr Cookes’s at Tadmarton this evening. Rev Walter and Mrs Bouchier were there. It is the latter’s first visit to this part of the country. I invited Mr Bouchier to preach at Sibford next Sunday, but he did not promise to do so.

1877, September 11th, Tuesday

I wrote to Miss Wollaston of Tunbridge Wells last week asking for a contribution to the Library fund but have not yet heard from her.

Received notice of payment to Lands’ Improvement Company becoming due from Feoffees of Sibford Charity Estate on 25th inst.

Read about the Rev Edward Stevens here.