Diary of Rev Edward Stevens

1878, October 27, Sunday 

Spent the day at Versailles. Two churches French Protestant: a very mean and shabby, and the Notre Dame de Versailles a fine church of the Romish type – the singing, entirely by girls, at the service I attended, was very sweet and pleasant.

1878, October 28, Monday 

Visited the Church of the Madeleine, where a grand wedding was going on, the Place de la Bastille, the Prison La Roquette where Archbishop Darboy and a number of clergy and Gens d’Armes were murdered by the Communists in 1871. Visited also the cemetery of Pere la Chaise. Left Paris on return to London at about 10 pm.

1878, October 29, Tuesday

Arrived at Calais at 6.30 am. Left by Steamship Maid of Kent at 9.30. Very stormy. Arrived at Dover at 12 being 1 hour late on account of the roughness of the weather, the wind being in our teeth. Went to Mr Brown’s Bushey Villa Brixton where I stayed.

1878, November 1, Friday

Went to Loose, Maidstone, to Rev Dr Martin’s, Shernold House, where Rosa is staying. Saw Dr and Mrs Martin and Annie and Rosa. In afternoon we drove to Debtling  to see Jennie and her husband (Mr and Mrs Rugg). Stayed all night at Dr Martin’s.

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