Diary of Rev Edward Stevens

Tuesday, 17th July, 1877 

Went to Birmingham to Congress on Domestic Economics as a branch of Elementary Education and read paper on “Text Books”. Slept at Rev Brooke Lamherst’s Vicar of Tamworth. Dined each day at C. E. Matthews, Oakgates, Augustine’s Road, Edgbaston where I met Miss Cobden daughter of the late Richard Cobden MP, Miss Smith of the Oxford School Board, sister of Professor Henry Smith, and Miss Bramston daughter of the Dean of Winchester.

The Congress lasted till Thursday evening. On the Friday July 20th I went to Bridlington to join Rev Thomas Smith as guest of Mr and Mrs ??? Cooper 74 High Street.

Sunday, 22nd July, 1877

Preached in Bridlington Priory Church this evening. The Rev Hubert Sheere Curate of Bloxham took my duty here for which I paid him 2/2/-. He baptized privately the child of Sydney Bond and wife which was born about 10 days after their marriage.

Sunday, 29th July, 1877

Visited Widow Hillman and her son who is better and about again but unable to work.

Visited Mr Joseph Dix and read and prayed with him. He appears to be gradually getting weaker.

Visited Widow Cakebread and Elizabeth Gibbs.

Attended Boys Sunday School this morning.

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