Diary of Rev Edward Stevens

1885, May 13, Wednesday 

I placed £500 of Bessie’s loan on deposit at the London and County Bank Oxford and received Deposit note today. The interest is only 2 per cent at present at one week’s notice.

Miss Norris sent for her wheelchair.

Drove Bell and Frank out this afternoon.

Showery and cold.

Wrote to Mr Norris telling him that the School Attendance Committee, having had the mother of the boy Lines of Swalcliffe before them had ordered her to apply for his admission to Swalcliffe School, as she and her husband refused to accept our offer to receive him at Sibford.

Visited Miss Dix this evening.

1885, May 14, Thursday

Ascension Day. Divine Service at 9.15 am followed by Holy Communion.

Administered H.C. to Rosa and Bell at home.

Frank in bed poorly. Attack of measles feared as they are prevalent in the parish.

Visited Henry Bishop, Mrs Shelswell, Lewis Poulton, William Hall, Thomas Holland, John West, Mr William Fox.

Divine Service with sermon at 7 pm.

1885, May 15, Friday 

Children’s May Garland tea in School-room at 4.30 pm. 95 present. They played in Slinket afterwards.

Very fine afternoon and evening.

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