Diary of Rev Edward Stevens

1894, August 11, Saturday 

Miss Solomon and Bessie and Louie Thame were here to tea. Inns came to look at spouting on Vicarage roof. I told him to attend to it. 1/- per yard new. Walked round Pig & Whistle and Pound Lane with Miss Sotteck this evening.

1894, August 12, Sunday

Taught in Sunday school. 35 Boys present. Dr Routh was at Church. Also Mr. Marriott from Lancing, brother-in-law of Mr Langley, Mrs Lindsay Page and her son and her daughter, wife of Reverend Mr Kerr one of the Curates of St Mary Abbot’s Kensington. They are lodging at Mrs Marshall’s. I took supper with them this evening. Bell, Rosa and I visited Misses E and S Dix. I preached a funeral sermon this morning, but did not make special allusion to Mrs Routh. Mr Routh and his party were at church in the morning.


1894, August 13, Monday 

Received letter from my cousin William Green of Highlands. Sarisbury, Southampton, whom I have not seen for many years, saying that his daughter Maude was staying with Rev E Banks, Coleshill Vicarage Highworth, Wilts and would like to call on us before returning home. Bell wrote her an invitation. I replied to her father to that effect.

Signed for Harry in witness of his signature on a mortgage of his Policy (£200) for a loan of £5 to pay this year’s premium to the Clergy Mutual. I have paid every farthing of premium for him hitherto and fine of 5/- this year. He was unable, he said, to pay this year’s premium. I suggested that he should try to borrow on the policy enough to pay the premium of £5, which the office at once agreed to do.

Frank drove Mrs Page and her son to Banbury with my mare and carriage.

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