Diary of Rev Edward Stevens

1894, September 3, Monday 

Dull but dry. I worked very hard all day about my MS. Harry was to leave Kensington today for Windermere, where he is to spend a month with a friend. Frank and I walked round Burdrop this evening.

“The Gospel Tent” is here again in Wyatt’s Close opposite Mrs Enock’s. Service was held in it on Sunday.

1894, September 4, Tuesday

Slight rain, cold. Temperature 42° in shade. Sent to Longmans for opinion by Registered Parcels Post 10 chapters, about 60,000 words of “Holidays of a Country Vicar” or etc. Jane (Edith) Keen our servant slept here. She has been sleeping at home for the 3 weeks she has been employed. I had been using servants’ bedroom for writing in. I removed my papers and books to the little bedroom over the study.

I walked round Sibford, Ferris and the Elm at night.

1894, September 5, Wednesday 

Rain, thunder, Cold. Received cheque £19.4.10 from Simpkin Marshall & Co for sales of Analytical Classical series to June 30.

Frank drove Bell and Rosa to Shenington and called on the Blythemans and Marion. Rosa is to stay with her till Monday.

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