Frederick Barker's Mission Journal Book 4

FREDERICK BARKER - BOOK 4

Cheltenham, Sunday, Nov. 1, 1903----The following Elders are stopping at the Conference house: Pres. Joseph Ogden, Clerk Henry F. Baker, James W. Betteridege, Joseph N. Hutchings, and myself.

We all went to Sunday School. Superintendant Howel presided. Joseph Ogden taught the Primary class. The Theological were just commencing to study the “Articles of Faith by J. E. Talmage.” It being their Second lesson, I took charge of the class.

Elder Betteridge gave the review. Bro. Wilfred Davis gave the topic, “Articles of Faith,” and Rigy Brain, “The Standard Works of the Church.”

In the evening we went to Church, but as soon as we reached the meeting Elder Baker took sick with the cramps in his stomach and I went home with him. He was very sick. I got him some ginger to drink and administered to him. He soon got better. When the other Elders returned home we administered to him again.

Cheltenham, Monday Nov. 2, 1903----Elder Baker was feeling much better but wasn’t well enough to make out his Con. report for the month to send to Liverpool so I helped him make it out. It took us most of the day. In the evening, Elders Betteridge, Hutchings, and I went up to Sisters Winstone & Griffin. They practiced singing for Conference.

Cheltenham, Thursday Nov. 3, 1908----Elders William Matthews and Sidney B. Vowles came over from Stroud also two ladies who wished to be baptized and some of their friends. We all went down to the public baths. We met them there. Sisters Annie Brain, Emily M. Davis, and Annie Davis were there. Also Dairy Davis, daughter of Annie Davis who being eight years old wished to be baptized. The baptisms were done as recorded in diagram. After the baptism we came back to our lodgings there being 18 of us in all including the Elders, Saints and Friends. We had tea then held a short meeting in which those baptized were confirmed as recorded above.

Elder Vowles stopped in Cheltenham after the meeting. In the evening Elders Vowles, Hutchings and I went to visit Bro. & Sister Shermur. They gave us a fine supper and some vegatables to take home with us.

Bristol Conference Nov. 3, 1903 Names of members baptized in the Montpelier Baths, Bath Rd., Cheltenham, Eng. H. Thomas Hower (7 Oct 1903), Mary A. Sims (8 Nov 1903), W. S. Florence Andrews (8 Nov 1903), Daisy Davis (8 Nov 1903).

Cheltenham, November 4, 1903.----Elder Baker is still sick. I tracted with Rays of Living Light in Ryes Worth Road, Charlton Kings. In the evening we went up to Bro. Brain’s; also a number of the Sunday School girls, to practice a song for conference.

Cheltenham, Thursday, Nov. 5, 1903.----In the morning we outlined the Sunday School Lesson. In the afternoon Elders Betteridge, Vowels, and I went over to Tewkesbury. We visited Mrs. Colman. Mrs. Combs was also present. We explained the Gospel to them for some time. Then Elders Betteridge and Vowles sang O My Father and we left for home. In the evening Elder Betteridge and I went to Mr. Betteridges to spend the evening. Elder Joseph W. Hutchings left for Bristol where he had been appointed to labour with Elders Clark & Russon.

Cheltenham, Friday, Nov. 6, 1903.----In the morning Elder Vowles left for Stroud. In the afternoon Elder Betteridge and I tracted on Ryeworth Road Charlton Kings with Rays of Living Light No. 6 & 7. We also visited Elder Baker who was a little better. Pres. Ogden stopped home to write. In the evening we remained home to send off the stars.

Cheltenham Nov. 7, 1903, Saturday.----In the morning Elder Betteridge and I went down and put the chairs in the hall ready for meeting. In the afternoon we went up to Bro. Brains to visit Elder Baker who was still very sick.

Cheltenham, Nov. 8, 1903. Sunday.----Elders Ogden, Betteridge and I went to Sunday School. Elder (Supt) Howell presided over the Sunday School. Elder Betteridge taught the Theological class, and Pres Ogden the Primary class. Elder Baker was still to sick to attend Sunday School or meeting. We went up to Bro. Albert Brain’s in the afternoon and took [supper] with them. In the evening meeting Bro. Betteridge presided. I spoke about half of the time and Pres. Ogden took up the rest of the time. After [the] meeting they practiced singing for conference.

Cheltenham Nov. 9, 1903. Monday.----Had a bad cold and for that reason I stayed in the house all day. Wrote a letter home.

Cheltenham Nov. 10, 1903. Tuesday.----Cold was much better. In the afternoon, I went and called on the bicycle man whom Elder Baker had loaned his Ecclesastical History to by B.H. Roberts. In the evening Elders Ogden, Betteridge, and I went up to Sister Davis’ to spend the evening.

Cheltenham, Nov. 11, 1903. Wednesday.----In the morning we went down to 16 Pittville St. and engaged lodgings with Mrs. Hyde. Elder Walker & Fagg came up from Swindon in the afternoon and we all went up to see Elder Baker. Elders Fagg & Walker remained to Bro. Brains for tea. We all went up there in the evening. Also a number of Saints came to visit him and to practice singing. On our way home Elder Betteridge and I called at Sister Winstone & Griffins.

Cheltenham, Nov. 12, 1903. Thursday.----In the morning we remained in the house and read. In the afternoon Elder Betteridge and I went over to Tewkesbury. While over there we called upon Mrs. Shepherd then tracted on Station St. I was invited in and talked some time to an elderly lady. Loaned here a leaflet book. We then visited Mrs. Colman. Then we started for Cheltenham. We walked to Mr. Jone’s; stopped to visit them. Mrs. Jones gave us our tea and we explained the Gospel principles to them for about three hours; bid them good night, and continued on our way home reaching home 9:30 P.M. Pres. Ogden tracted in the afternoon and visited Sister Shurmur in the evening.

Cheltenham, Nov. 13. Friday.----I went up to Charlton Kings and finished tracting Ryeworth Rd. in the afternoon also visited Elder Baker. He was a little better. In the evening Elder Betteridge and I went down and visited his uncle Jas. W. C. Betteridge.

Cheltenham, Nov. 14, 1903. Saturday.----In the morning Elder Betteridge and I went down and put the chairs in the hall. Took a bath in the afternoon. Read most of the day.

Cheltenham, Nov. 15, 1903, Sunday.----Pres Ogden, Elder Betteridge, and I went to Sunday School. There was about 25 present. Pres Ogden taught the primary class. I taught the Theological class. Elders Cook and Burningham came over from Cirencester to Cheltenham on foot a distance of 15 miles. They got here 2:30 P.M. We all went up to Mr. Brains where Elder Baker was staying. He was still on the improve. We ate tea there, then all went to meeting. Elder Baker and the Brain family with us. Elder Baker spoke 30 min. giving his farewell address. He regretted going home before his two years were up. Thanked the Saints for their kindness to him Etc. Elders Cook and Ogden also spoke.

Cheltenham, Nov. 16, 1903. Monday.----Went down town in the morning to look at a carving set for a present to Elder Baker. Pres. Ogden bought it with money that had been given to him by the Saints and Elders for 24 Shilings. In the afternoon I tracted on Queens Rd. using “First Principles” and “Is Baptism Essential” as the first tract. Elder Betteridge and I went up to Mrs. Winstone & Griffins to spend the evening.

Cheltenham Nov. 17, 1903, Wednesday.----It rained all morning. I wrote a letter to Emma and read the rest of the morning. In the afternoon Pres. Ogden and I went up to Brain’s and visited Elder Baker. He showed us some things about keeping the Conference books. We stopped there for the evening. A number of the Saints gathered to visit Elder Baker. We sang songs and had an enjoyable time together. Bro. Wilfred Davis presented to Elder Baker the carving set and one pound on Shilling and six pence in behalf of the Saints and Elders of the Cheltenham branch. There having been 2–5?6 collected for him altogether.

Cheltenham, Nov. 18, 1903, Wednesday.----In the morning we went down to the Midland R.R. Station to bid Elder Baker Good Bye. There was a young lady Miss White and two Jones boys from Stroud that were going to America that went with him. In the afternoon Elder Betteridge and I tracted on London Road with Rays of Living Sight No 6 & 7. In the evening we all went up to Bro. Brains. Those who were going to sing at conference practiced singing.

Cheltenham, Nov. 19, 1903, Thursday.----I was appointed clerk of the Bristol conference. In the afternoon Elder Betteridge and I went over to Tewkesbury. We didn’t get to see any of our friends there, but stopped on our way back at Mr. Jones Knights Bridge had tea and chatted until 8 P.M. when we left for home.

Cheltenham, Nov. 20, 1903, Friday.----Put the chairs in the hall in the morning also put the picture of the Temple in the ready to be hung up. In the afternoon we packed up ready for moving.

Cheltenham, Nov. 21, 1903, Saturday.----We moved from Percyville, 8 St. Philips Terrace to 16A Pittville St., renting rooms of a Mrs. Hyde. Went and took a bath in the afternoon. Sent the stars to Elders.

Cheltenham, Nov. 22, 1903, Sunday----Went to Sunday School. In the evening Pres. Ogden and I took tea at Sister Harriet Jackson’s. We then went to meeting and took with us the manuals which Pres Ogden distributed. Pres. Ogden presided in meeting. I opened with prayer. Bro. James Davis asked the blessing on the sacrament. Wilfred Davis and Elder Betteridge were the speakers of the evening. After meeting Elder Betteridge led a singing practice, then we went down to his cousin’s William H. Betteridge for supper to fill a previous invitation.

Cheltenham, Nov. 23, 1903, Monday.----Went out tracting with con. bills and Baptism, Essential to Salvation on Tivoli St. and dis.

Cheltenham Nov. 24, 1903. Tuesday.----Elder Betteridge and I put the chairs in the hall in the morning. Went out tracting in Tivoli district as day before. Pres. Ogden and I went up to visit Sister Emily Davis in the Evening.

Cheltenham, Nov. 25, 1903, Wednesday.----Continued to tract with conference bills. On the evening we all went up to Sister Brains and the girls practiced their songs again for conference.

Cheltenham, Nov. 26, 1903, Thur.----Elder Betteridge and I went over to Tewkesbury and tracted with conference bills. We tracted Rope Walk, Gravel Walk, Station St. We walked back getting home about 7:00 P.M. Went to listen to a lecture in the evening.

Cheltenham, Nov. 27, 1903, Friday.----Studdied in the morning. It rained all day so did not go out tracting. Elder Betteridge and I (St., Nov. 28, 1903) went out to the theater to hear Wilson Barrett and Co. play the Sign of the cross. In the evening Elders William P. Davidson, Albert F. Richins arrived in Cheltenham and registered. Cheltenham, Nov. 28, 1903, Saturday----In the morning I transferred the accounts into the Star Book. Bathed Etc. in the afternoon.

Cheltenham, Nov. 29, 1903, Sunday----We all attended Sunday School. Pres. Ogden took charge of the primary class and I took charge of the Theological class.

We went to Bro. & Sis. Jesse Jacksons for tea. It being fast day by special appointment we fasted for breakfast and dinner. In the evening meeting 6:30 P.M. Pres. Ogden bore his testimony and introduced Elders Richins and Davidson each of which spoke for a short time. Afterwards the other Elders and a number of Saints bore their testimonies. After meeting the Saints practiced a number of hymns, Elder Betteridge leading them. Bro. Brain and family called at our lodgings and together with the Elders sang a number of songs.

Cheltenham, Nov. 30, 1903, Monday----In the morning I was working in the books. In the afternoon we went out tracting. Elder Davidson went with me. It was his first time tracting. We used the conference bills. In the afternoon Elders Percy G. Matthews & Robert R. Smith arrived from Salisbury and Elder Jos. N. Hutchings arrived from Bristol. Most of the Elders went out visiting the Saints in the evening. I wrote to James & Henry.

Cheltenham, December 1, 1903----The Elders spent the morning taking and folding tracts ready to go out tracting. In the afternoon they all went out except Pres. Ogden, Elder Davidson, & myself. Elder Davidson was not feeling well and Pres. Ogden and I were making out the monthly report of the conference. In the evening the other Elders went out visiting the Saints and we continued making out the report but did not get it finished. The last postman brought releases in a letter addressed to Pres. Ogden for Elders William Matthews, James W. Betteridge, & David Clark to return home per S.S. Republic to Sail Dec. 17, 1903.

Cheltenham, Dec. 2, Wed., 1903----Worked in the office all day. Went down to visit Sister Shurmur in the evening. The rest of the Elders went out tracting in the afternoon and visiting different saints in the evening. We sent the conference report to Liverpool.

Cheltenham, Dec. 3, 1903, Thursday----Pres. Ogden & I worked in the office. The other Elders gave out conference bills. In the evening all the elders but Pres. Ogden and Elders Vowles went to the Theatre. I began to act as commisary.

Cheltenham, Dec. 4, 1903, Friday----Pres. Ogden and I worked in the office all day. The Elders tracted in the morning and afternoon with conference bills. In the evening they held a street meeting. Elders Clark & Russon came up from Bristol.

Cheltenham, Dec. 5, 1903, Sat.----In the morning we made out the six months report of tracts, books, conversations Etc. of the elders. In the afternoon Presidents Lyman & Grant met with the Elders in priesthood meeting. The Elders each reported their work. Then Pres. Lyman gave the following instructions. Spend less money. Don’t borrow any of any one in England. Give the people every chance you can to help you. Visit them all you can. Hold cottage meetings. See how much you can accomplish. The Bristol conference and European Mission is improving. Open new fields and eat with the people when you can. They will pattern after you in keeping the word of wisdom and will learn of the gospel.

Don’t indulge in nonsense or foolishness of any kind. Be sedate and act in a gentlemanly maner. Vary your prayers; ask for what you want. Sell your books and loan them rather than giving them away. Get the people to read them and tell you their opinion of them. Let the spirit of the Lord direct you in all your work. If you do this it will be profitable to you. If any one helps you they will receive a blessing by so doing and you should leave your blessings with them. Stay in your fields of labour. Leave your visiting until after you are released. In visiting, divide your time among the different saints. Don’t over burden the people. As two or more going to eat with them when you are hungry or to stay over night with them. In early days elders never paid for any thing but things and conditions have changed. The Elders never located in lodgings then and there were only two or three to the conference. Avoid contentions. Don’t try to get up questions that cannot be answered. Don’t try to find passages in the scriptures that contradict each other. Instructions are given under different conditions sometimes that appear to contradict each other. Ex. Elders are advised not to court or marry while out in the missionary field. They are advised to marry when at home. There have been 6 Elders out of 200 fall while out on their missionary fields. About half get careless when they go home. It is unsafe to be free with ladies. Don’t kiss or fondle them. Don’t take liberties with children. If you do people will suspect you and talk about you. It is ten times better to go home a corpse then to fall. It is a living death while living and damnation when dead. The conference should send half of the tithing collected to the general office to Liverpool. Teach the law of tithing. It is a telling principle. It is a key note to the faith of the Saints. If they pay it they are usually stable in their faith. Keep the records in good shape. Keep tract of all ordinances performed. Keep private journals of your own labours. Don’t get up any kissing bees or dancing you may get up concerts and readings. Stay at your work when you get home. Sustain those that are over you. Brethen all made a compact to continue in the work and sustain Pres. Grant & Lyman. The brethren sang Pres Grant’s favorite hymn, “Come Come Ye Saints.” Then Pres Grant gave the Elders some valuable instructions which were highly appreciated. The Elders held a street meeting in the evening. I was there a short time and commenced it with prayer.

Sunday, Cheltenham, Dec. 6, 1903----At 27 St. Georges Place the Bristol the semmi-annual conference was held. There being three meetings commencing at 10:30 a.m. 2:30 P.M. and 6:30 P.M. respectively. In the morning meeting there was 60 present; in the afternoon 79; in the evening 113. I was the first speaker in the evening meeting and occupied about 7 min.

Mon., Dec. 7, 1903, Cheltenham----The elders were appointed to labour as follows:
Cheltenham

  • Pres. Joseph Ogden
  • Frederick Barker
  • Percy G. Matthews

Bristol

  • Jos. N. Hutchins
  • Lott Russon

Stroud

  • Sidney B. Vowles
  • John Y. Walker

Swindon

  • Mark P. Cook
  • William P. Davidson

Salisbury

  • Robert S. Smith
  • Albert F. Hutchins

Cirencester

  • John B. Fagg
  • Heber I. Burningham

Elders Hutchins, Russon, Cook, Davidson, Fagg and Burningham left for their fields of labour. I wrote the minutes of the Bristol conference and sent them to the Star office to be published.

Dec. 8, 1903, Tuesday, Cheltenham----It was storming all day. I spent most of the day writing up the conference journal. Elders Percy G. Matthews, Smith & I went to visit Bro. James Davis and family in the evening. Elders Smith and Vowles went over to Tewkewbury to visit Mr. Combs & wife also Mrs. Colman who are investigating the gospel. In the evening Elders Vowles and Walker took the train for Stroud.

Dec. 9, 1903, Cheltenham, Wed.----I was still working in the office. Elders Smith & Richins left for Salisbury. Elder Matthews and I went up to Brains to spent the evening. Cheltenham, Dec. 10, 1903, Thu.----It rained all day. I worked in the office all day. In the evening Elder Matthews and I went to visit Sister Harriet Jackson. Elder Ogden went to visit Brain’s.

Cheltenham, Dec. 11, 1903, Fri.----Pres Ogden and I were working in the office all day. Elder Matthews tracted Fairfield Rd. with “First Principles” & “Is Baptism Essential.”

Cheltenham, Dec. 12, 1903, Sat.----We sent the Stars away in the morning. In the afternoon, Pres Ogden and Elder Matthews put the chairs in the hall. I paid Bro Howell for the milk also paid for the bread, and went to Percyvill to get the mail.

In the evening we spent several hours explaining the gospel to Mr. Hyde and his friend from Cirencester.

Cheltenham, Dec. 13, 1903, Sunday----We all went to Sunday School in the morning. It being a rainy day there was a small attendance. Assistant Superintendant Albert Brain presided. Bro James Davis ask the blessings on the bread and water. Pres Joseph Ogden taught the primary class and I taught the theological class. We went to Bro. James Davis’ to tea. In the evening we went to meeting and spoke in the following order Percy G. Matthews, myself and Pres. Ogden. After meeting at the lodgings I wrote a letter home.

Cheltenham, Dec. 14, 1903, Monday----Worked in the office in the morning; in the afternoon Elder Matthews and I went out tracting with “First Principles” and “Is Baptism Essential” on Francis St. Was making out a report of the resources and liabilities of the conference in the evening.

Cheltenham, Dec. 15, 1903, Tuesday----Wrote letters to Henry, Jno. W. Gibson, and William Montgomery. In the afternoon I tracted on Francis Stasing same tract as day before. In the evening we all went up and visited Sister Emily Daivs and family.

Cheltenham, Dec. 16, 1903, Wed.----In the morning we went down to the station to meet Elder William Matthews who was on his way to Liverpool. In the afternoon we all went out tracting. Elder Matthews and I tracted Nauton Crescent St. with first tract. In the evening we met with some of the Saints at the residence of Bro Brains and organized a M.I.A. with Bro. Brain as Pres. and Bro Wilfid Davis as Sec. and had a good meeting although there were but few present.

Cheltenham, Dec. 17, 1903, Thu.----Pres. Ogden and Elders Matthews, and Barker spent the day studying and working in the office. In the evening they went and visited Bro. Jessie Jackson and family.

Cheltenham, Dec. 18, 1903, Fri.----Helped put the chairs in the hall in the morning and studied Sunday School lesson. In the after[noon] went out tracting off Bath Road with first tract.

Cheltenham, Dec. 19, 1903, Sat.----Was working in the office sending off Stars, papers, and letters and making out the report of the resources and liabilities of the con.

Cheltenham, Dec. 20, 1903, Sunday----Went to Sunday School. We all took tea at Sisters Emily Davis’. All spoke in meeting. I spoke first. There were a number of strangers present and when I began to speak half of them walked out.

Cheltenham, Dec. 21, 1903, Mon.----Pres Ogden & I made out the report of the resources and liabilities of the the Cheltenham office in connection with the Liverpool office. Elder Matthews was writing letters all day. Robert C. Kelly arrived from Liverpool having been appointed to labour in the Bristol Con. His home is at Rockland, Oneida Co., Idaho.

Cheltenham, Dec. 22, 1903, Tuesday----It being stormy we stayed in the house and studied all day. I wrote letters to Henry and Edmund B. and one home.

Cheltenham, Dec. 23, 1903, Wednesday----Elder Kelly and I went to Stroud on the Great Western R.R. We arrived there 12:30 P.M. met Elders Walker and Vowles. Walked about the town until evening. Then we went to Mr. Andrews’. He took I and Elder Kelly to get measured for clothes. I got measured for a raincoat and pair of trousers and paid him 2 pounds in advance. I had a long gospel conversation with the man who measured us. We stayed overnight with the elders.

Cheltenham, Dec. 24, 1903, Thursday----In the morning we took a walk and then went down to Mrs. Batemens. We took the train for home at 5:36 P.M. Reached Cheltenham 7:00 P.M. - came to our lodgings and spent the evening chatting.

Cheltenham, Dec. 25, 1903, Fri.----It being Christmas we had a fine dinner including a fine plum pudding which had been sent as a present to Elder Matthews by his aunt. In the evening we went to visit Bro. & Sister Brain. Had a good time until 10 P.M. When we came home and played blind man’s bluff with the people at our lodgings until 1:30 in the morning.

Cheltenham, Dec. 26, 1903, Sat.----Boxing day. We got up rather late. Went and seen the people gathering for their fox hunt in front of Queens Hotel. Studied our Sunday School lesson in the afternoon in the evening we went to fill an invitation at Sister Emily Davis’. There were a number of her friends present and we had a very enjoyable time until late in the evening.

Cheltenham, Dec. 27, Sunday----Went to Sunday Schhol. Supt. Howell presided. I taught the Theological class. Mrs. Brain taught the Primary class. There was a small attendence. Went to meeting in the evening I presided. Called upon Bro. Kelly who had just arrived during the week to speak first. He only talked a minute or two. Elder Matthews then took up the rest of the time. There was about fourty five present 12 of them were nonmormoms.

Cheltenham, Dec. 28, 1903, Mon.----Foreign mail came I sent what came to the office off and then went to Mrs. Drivers and got what she had and sent it to the elders. Elders Matthews and Kelly put the chairs out of the hall. In the evening we all went up to Sisters Winston and Griffin’s and spent the evening with them.

Cheltenham, Dec. 29, 1903, Tuesday----Went down with the washing in the morning and rea. In the afternoon we all walked out to Foxcote to hold a meeting at Mr. Hanks’ residence. We went around and told the people when the meeting would be and invited them to come. We held the meeting at 6:20 P.M. I presided. Elder Kelly opened with prayer. I spoke for 35 minutes then called upon Elder Matthews who spoke about 50 minutes. After the meeting we sang a number of songs and came home. There were 24 present at the meeting.

Dec. 30, 1903, Wednesday, Cheltenham----In the evening we went to M.I.A. at Sister Emily Davis’. There was only a few there, but we went through the lesson and had a good meeting.

Cheltenham, Dec. 31, 1903, Thursday----In the afternoon Elder Percy G. Matthews and I went over to Tewkesbury on the train. We went from the station to visit Mr. Shepherd and wife who we found at their home, they invited us in and we explained the gospel to them for about two hour’s time. We went from there to Mr. Combs. Mrs. Combs invited us in and we talked sometime. Wither I loaned or gave her my Brief History of the Church for her to let Mrs. Colman take who was having a party. We then started to walk back to Tewkesbury on our way back we stopped at Mrs. Jones’ Knights Bridge. She gave us tea and after spending two to three hours there we continued on our way home. Pres. Ogden had come home from Stroud.

Cheltenham, Jan. 1, 1904, Friday----Worked in the office making out the monthly report and making out tithing receipts and sending of the Stars in the morning and in the evening. We all went about 12 and ate dinner with Bro. Howell and remained with him and his wife until about an hour after tea.

Cheltenham, Jan. 2, 1904, Saturday----Pres. Ogden and I finished making out the monthly report and sent it to Liverpool. Mr. Andrews brought over my coat and trousers from Stroud which I received and paid him the balance 8 pounds for them, having paid him 4 pound shillings in all.

Cheltenham, Jan. 3, 1904, Sunday----Went to Sunday School and meeting. There were a small attendance in Sunday School - we repeated the following memory exercises: - Articles of Faith, The Lords Prayer, The Ten Commandments, Blessings on the Bread and Water. In the evening it being fast day the elders and a number of the Saints bore their testimonies.

Cheltenham, Jan. 4, 1904, Monday----Pres. Ogden and I worked all day making out a statement of the bad debts of the conference and sent them up to Liverpool.

Cheltenham, Tuesday, Jan. 5, 1904----Pres. Ogden and I worked all day making out statements of the Star accounts. Elders Matthews and Kelly tracted in the afternoon on Hungerford St. In the evening we all went up and visited Albert Brain and family.

Cheltenham, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 1904----We continued making out the Star statements. Elders Matthews and Kelly tracted Hanover St. In the evening all went to M.I.A. at Bro. Brains.

Cheltenham, Thursday, Jan. 7, 1904----Pres. Ogden and I worked in the office all day. Elder Matthews and Kelly tracted Brunswich or started to tract, but it rained so that they had to come home. In the evening Pres. Ogden wrote letters the rest of us went up to Sister Emily Davis’ who was sick with a cold. Before we left we administered to her.

Cheltenham, Friday, Jan. 8, 1904----Foreign mail came. We sent off the papers and read them most of the morning. In the afternoon I started to make out the Tithing report for the year. In the evening I wrote a letter home and sent a photo of the conference group home.

Cheltenham, Saturday, Jan. 9, 1904----Pres. Ogden & I worked in the office all day. Elders Matthews and Kelly went over to Stroud to make a short stay in that place. In the evening Elder Benjamin Frank Cluff came from London. He had been transferred from Holland to the Bristol Conference.

Cheltenham, Sunday, Jan. 10, 1904----We all went to Sunday School and meeting there was a small attendance. Elder Cluff spoke a short time in Sunday School. Both classes recited together, I took charge of it. In meeting Elder Cluff spoke first taking up about 15 minutes and I spoke the rest of the time.

Cheltenham, Jan. 11, 1904, Mond.----Pres. Ogden and I worked in the office on the tithing report all day. Elders Cluff studying and writing letters.

Cheltenham, Jan. 12, 1904, Tuesday----Foreign mail came after sending it off. We spent the rest of the day making out the yearly report.

Cheltenham, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 1904----Continued making out report. Studied M.I.A. Lesson and in the evening went out to Bro. Davis’ to Mutual.

Thu. Cheltenham, Jan. 14, 1904----Continued making out the report. Foreign mail came and sent it.

Cheltenham, Jan. 15, 1904, Friday----Continued working making out report.

Cheltenham, Saturday, Jan. 16, 1904----Stars and Foreign mail and Eras came. We sent them away and charged them. Took a bath and went up and settled for the milk and Bread accounts.

Cheltenham, Sunday, Jan. 17, 1904----All went to Sunday school there was a fair attendance. Bro. James Davis took charge as Bro. Howell wasn’t able to be there. After Sunday School Pres. Ogden and Elder Cluff went down to Sister Jesse Jacksons to tea. I had a talk with Mr. Hyde on the gospel. All went to meeting. James Davis spoke first. Then Pres. Ogden, Barker, and Cluff each spoke. There was a large attendance and a good spirit prevailed.

Cheltenham, Monday, Jan. 18, 1904----Elders Matthews and Kelly came back from Tewkesbury. Pres. Ogden and I finished making up the yearly report and sent it up to Liverpool. I wrote a letter to William Montgomery. Elders Cluff and Kelly tracted Worcester St. and Elm St. Elder Matthews wrote letters.

Cheltenham, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 1904----In the morning I wrote letters to Emma and home. In the afternoon I went with Elder Matthews to visit a gentleman in a shop. Talked with him a long time. Studied in the evening.

Cheltenham, Wed., Jan. 20, 1904----Worked in the office in the morning and in the afternoon I tracted on Francis St. with second tract. We all went up to M.I.A. in the evening. It was held at Bro. Brains.

Cheltenham, Thu., Jan. 21, 1904----In the morning I worked in the office in the afternoon Elder Percy G. Matthews and I went over to Tewkesbury. We visited Mrs. Coleman loaned her an era and had a long gospel conversation with her. We also visited Mr. Shepherd and loaned him a Book of Mormon. We then returned home by train reaching home about 7 P.M. Spent the evening at the Lodgings. Cheltenham, Friday, Jan. 22, 1904----It was very foggy and cold and we all stayed in the office. I worked at the books most all day.

Cheltenham, Jan. 23, Sat., 1904----Stars and foreign mail came. Both of which were promptly sent away. I settled for Bread and milk accounts. Took a bath.

Cheltenham, Jan. 24, 1904, Sunday----All went to Sunday School. Had a good attendance and a good Sunday School. Read in the afternoon and Pres. Ogden went down on Tewkesbury Rd. to visit his friends. Elder Matthews had a long talk with Mrs. Cooper and Mrs. Hyde. All went to meeting. Brother Howell spoke first. Then Pres. Ogden and Elders Matthews and Kelly took up the rest of the time. There was a good spirit in the meeting.

Cheltenham, Monday, Jan. 25, 1904----Pres. Ogden and I worked in the office in the morning. The other elders were studying. Elders Matthews and Kelly tracted on Albert and Hanover Streets. Elder Cluff was also tracting. In the evening we went visiting as follows. Elders Matthews and Kelly to Bro. Jesse Jacksons. Pres. Ogden and I to Sisters Wimstone’s and Griffin’s. Elder Cluff went to see Bro. Brain.

Cheltenham, Tuesday, Jan. 26, 1904----It rained all day. In the evening, Pres. Ogden and I went down to Mr. Betteridges and spent the evening. Elders Matthews and Kelly spent the evening at Bro. James Davis.

Cheltenham, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 1904----It rained all day. In the evening we all went to Y.M.M.I.A. held at Sister Emily Davis’. Elder Kelly left in the morning for Salisbury.

Cheltenham, Thursday, Jan. 28, 1904----In the morning I studied. In the afternoon I tracted on Ryeworth Rd. The others all went out tracting. In the evening we all went out and visited Sister Sarah Ann Davis. Had tea and spent the evening with her.

Cheltenham, Jan. 29, 1904, Friday----All remained in the house in the morning. In the afternoon we all went out tracting. I retracted Tivioli St. In the evening we all went up to a birthday party given in honor of Alice Griffin on her birthday. We had a very enjoyable time.

Cheltenham, Saturday, Jan. 30, 1904----It rained all day we stayed in the office most all day and studied.

Cheltenham, Sunday, Jan. 31, 1904----We all went to Sunday School. There was a large attendance at school and we had a good class. We went up to Brother Brains to tea. I presided at the evening meeting. Read a letter to the Saints from Elder Baker. Elder Cluff then spoke for a short time. I spoke about 30 minutes. Pres. Ogden took up the rest of the time. After meeting the saints practiced singing hymns for about a half hour.

Cheltenham, Monday, Feb. 1, 1904----Pres. Ogden and I worked in the office making out the monthly report all day. In the afternoon Elders Matthews & Cluff went out to tract, but the rain stopped them. Elder Smith came up from Salisbury. Elder Kelly having been appointed to labour in his place. Elders Walker and Vowles came over from Stroud on a visit. Elders Vowles, Smith, Cluff went and visited Mr. Whittle and family.

Cheltenham, Tuesday, Feb. 2, 1904----Pres. Ogden and I worked on the yearly report all day. Elders Vowles & Smith went over to Tewkesbury and visited Mr. Good and family, Mrs. Colman and Mr. Coombs and family. Elders Matthews and Walker and Cluff went tracting off Gloucester Road. Pres. Ogden and Elders Walker & Cluff went and visited Sister Emily Davis and family. The rest stopped at home.

Cheltenham, Wednesday, Feb. 3, 1904----Elders Walker and Vowles left for Tewkesbury and Elders Smith & Cluff for Gloucester. The last two named were assigned to labour in Gloucester and went to open up that place. After accompanying them down to the station Pres. Ogden and I came back and finished the yearly report and sent it to Liverpool. In the evening we all went to Bro. Brains to M.I.A.

Cheltenham, Thu., Feb. 4, 1904----Wrote to Edmund in the morning and studied. In the afternoon I went tracting on Francis St. Pres. Ogden and Elder Matthews met Mrs. Bateman and Miss Gardnier at the station and spent the afternoon talking to them. We all spent the evening at home.

Cheltenham, Friday, Feb. 5, 1904----Elder Matthews and I went up and visited the bicycle man. I loaned him “Cowley’s talks on doctrine.” We talked to him on the gospel for sometime. Pres. Ogden wrote letters in the office. In the afternoon all went out tracting. I tracted on Francis St. Stayed in the house and studied in the evening.

Saturday, Cheltenham, Feb. 6, 1904----Foreign mail and the Stars came. We wrapped the Star up addressed them and sent them away. Elder Matthews settled up the lodging bill. Pres. Ogden and I put the chairs in the hall. I made out the yearly labour report.

Cheltenham, Feb. 7, 1904, Sunday----I received letters from Home, James and Henry. All went to Sunday School. It being fast day we took up the memory exercises. Pres. Ogden took charge of the class. In the afternoon we all went down to Bro. & Sister Jesse Jacksons. Ate tea with them and went from there to meeting. The Saints and elders bore their testimonies to the truthfulness of the gospel. A good spirit prevailed in the meeting.

Cheltenham, Feb. 8, 1904, Monday----It rained all day. In the evening Elder Matthews and I went and visited William Betteridge and family.

Cheltenham Tuesday Feb. 9, 1904----It rained all day. We all stopped in the house all day.

Cheltenham, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 1904----Remained in the house in the morning in the afternoon we all went out tracting. In the evening we all went to Sister Emily Davis’ to M.I.A.

Cheltenham, Thursday, Feb. 11, 1904----Studied in the morning. Went out tracting in the afternoon. In the evening we all went to visit Bro. James Davis and family.

Cheltemham, Friday, Feb. 12, 1904----It rained very hard all day. We all remained in the house and wrote letters and studied.

Cheltenham, Saturday, Feb. 13, 1904----Stars and foreing mail came in the morning. Pres. Ogden and I wrapped up the Stars and then sent them and the foreign mail to the elders. In the afternoon, Pres. Ogden & Elder Matthews went down with me to the station and I took the train for Stroud. I found the elders J. Y. Walker and S. B. Vowles, enjoying good health. Shortly after I arrived, Elder Burningham came over from Cirencester, and we spent the rest of the afternoon and evening talking about the missionary work in the different branches.

Stroud, Sunday, Feb. 14, 1904----Elders Walker, Vowles, Burningham and myself spent the morning talking, reading the Bible and in the afternoon we went out for a walk. In the evening we all went to meeting Elder Vowles presiding. He called me to speak first. I spoke about a half hour. Elder Burningham then spoke for about the same length of time after which Elder Vowles spoke 15 min. and the meeting was dismissed. Returned home to our lodgings and after prayers went to bed about 11 P.M.

Stroud, Monday, Feb. 15, 1904----Took a walk in the morning. In the afternoon we went out tracting on Cementery Rd. Had a good conversation with a lady in the first house below the cementery.

In the evening Elder Vowles and I went up to Sister Collets and spent the evening with them singing hymns, etc. Reached our lodgings 10:30 P.M.

Cheltenham, Tuesday, Feb. 16, 1904----Called on Andrews in the morning and took the train to leave Stroud just before noon. Reached our lodgings in Cheltenham just in time for dinner. In the afternoon went out tracting. In the evening we, Pres. Ogden, Elder Matthews, and I went and visited Rhomas Davis and wife and had a long talk with them with reference to their religious duties. Reached our lodgings 11P.M.

Cheltenham, Wednesday, Feb. 17, 1904----It snowed and rained all day. We all remained in the house and studied until evening. In the evening we went to Bro. Brains to M.I.A.

Cheltenham, Thursday, Feb. 18, 1904----In the morning the sun was shining bright and we went out for a walk. In the afternoon we all went tracting. I tracted with first tract on Rosehill St. Remained at home in the evening studying our Sunday School lesson.

Cheltenham, Friday, Feb. 19, 1904----In the morning all remained in the house and studied and wrote. In the afternoon Pres. Ogden visited a number of the saints. Elder Percy G. Matthews tracted Sherborne St. Elder Frederick Barker tracted on Rosehill St.

Cheltenham, Saturday, Feb. 20, 1904----Pres. Ogden and I sent off the Stars and papers. Elder Matthews settled the board bill. In the afternoon President Ogden left for Stroud.

Sun., Feb. 21, 1904, Cheltenham----Elder Percy G. Matthews and I went to Sunday School. There was a large attendance. Sister Brain taught the primary Class and I taught the theological class. After Sunday School we went to Sister Emily Davis’ spent the afternoon with them and after tea we all went to meeting together. There was a larger attendance at meeting than usual. I spoke first taking up about half of the time. Eldr Matthews took up the remainder of the time. After meeting we talked along time with the people at our lodgings on the principles of the gospel.

Cheltenham, Monday, Feb. 22, 1904----Elder Matthews and I put the chairs out of the hall in the morning. In the afternoon Elder Matthews tracted Station St. I visited two families on St. Francis Street where I had loaned them books.

Cheltenham, Tuesday, Feb. 23, 1904----I went over to Tewkesbury and visited some investigators also went and visited Mrs. Good my old landlady. Had a good time and returned in the evening and went up to Bro. Brains.

Cheltenham, Wednesday, Feb. 24, 1904----Studied in the morning and went out tracting in the afternoon on Rosehill St. In the evening Elder Matthews and I went to M.I.A. Held at Bro. Thomas Davis.’ There was a good attendance.

Cheltenham, Thursday, Feb. 25, 1904----I went tracting on Ryeworth Rd. Charlton Kings. Spent the evening writing letters.

Cheltenham, Fri., Feb. 26, 1904----It snowed and rained all day. I worked at copying the conference records.

Cheltenham, Saturday, Feb. 27, 1904----The Stars came which we wrapped, addressed, charged and sent to the subscribers.

Took our usual bath in the afternoon and then took a walk.

Cheltenham, Sunday, Feb. 28, 1904----Elder Matthews and I went to Sunday School. He taught the Theological Class and Sister Brain the Primary Class.

We went to Bro. Brains to tea. While there Elders Burningham and John B. Fagg came from Cirencester and went from their to meeting with us. I presided in the meeting. The speakers were Elders Heber I. Burningham and John B. Fagg. There were 50 in attendance.

Cheltenham, Monday, Feb. 29, 1904----I worked in the office all day auditing the accounts in the books. As it was stormy most of the time, Elders Matthews, Fagg, and Burningham didn’t go out tracting. We all went up to Sisters Winstone & Griffins and spent the evening.

Cheltenham, Tuesday, March 1, 1904----Elders John B. Fagg and Heber I. Burningham started from Cheltenham for Cirencester just after breakfast. Just before noon President Ogden arrived from Stroud where he had been visiting the Elders and Saints.

Pres. Ogden and I worked in the office in the afternoon making out the monthly report. In the evening Pres. Ogden went up to Bro. Brains to talk to them about their emigrating.

Elder Matthews tracted on Selkerk St.

Cheltenham, Wednesday, March 2, 1904----Pres. Ogden and Elder Matthews went to Gloucester to visit Elder Cluff and Smith. They returned late in the evening after making a pleasant visit and finding the elders O.K. I worked in the office most all day making out the monthly report. In the evening I went up to Sister Emily Davis’ to M.I.A.

Cheltenham, Thursday, March 3, 1904----Elder Matthews tracted in the afternoon and gathered up books. I did the same. Pres. Ogden visited saints. In the evening we all went out visiting saints.

Cheltenham, Friday, March 4, 1904----It was stormy all day. I therefore spent the day copying the conference records. The other elders wrote and studied.

Cheltenham, Saturday, March 5, 1904----Stars came and we sent them off to the subscribers. Put the chairs into the hall. In the afternoon a bath and wrote a letter.

Sunday, March 6, 1904, Cheltenham----Pres. Joseph Ogden, Elder Percy G. Matthews and I went to Sunday School. It being fast day we studied the exercises. In the afternoon we went up to Sister Sarah Davis’ stopped for tea. All went from their to meeting. The elders and of the saints bore fervent testimonies to the truth of the gospel. were over 40 saints present and 7 investigators.

Monday, March 7, 1904, Cheltenham----It rained all day hence we didn’t go out tracting. I spent most of the time copying the Conference . Visited Bro. James Davis’ in the evening.

Cheltenham, Tuesday, March 8, 1904----We all remained in the house studying and writing until just before noon when President Joseph Ogden on his wheel for Bristol intending however to stop of on his way at .

In the afternoon we all went out tracting. I loaned a Durant and of Warning to two familiar off Ryeworth Rd. Charlton Kings.

Elder Matthews tracted on Union St. Bro. Thomas Davis’ in the evening.

Cheltenham, Wednesday, March 9, 1904----I and Elder Matthews went and put the chairs in the hall in the morning and in the afternoon we went tracting. I tracted on Alstone Lane off Gloucester Rd. Went to .I.A. in the evening at Bro. Brains.

Cheltenham, Thursday, March 10, 1904----We spent most of the day studying and writing. In the afternoon we went up to the races. In the the foreign mail came and we sent it away both the papers and .

Cheltenham, Friday, March 11, 1904----Elder Matthews and I studied in the morning. In the aftrnoon we went over to Tewkesbury. We first Mrs. Combs whom we talked to along time on the gospel on baptism. We then visited Mr. & Mrs. Sweet. They to what we had to say concerning the gospel and said they it all and requested that we should lay our hands on Mr. Sweet anoint him because of his having lost his sight. This they did and went and visited Miss Cot on High Street and then took the train home reaching home about 8 o’clock.

Cheltenham, Saturday, March 12, 1904----The Stars came, We addressed them and sent them away also settled for our lodgings. In the afternoon made a Statistical report of the Conference and sent it to Liverpool. the evening we went up and visited the bicycle man and talked to him the gospel for three hours.

Sunday, March 13, 1904, Cheltenham----Elder Matthews and I went to Sunday School. On arriving at the hall we met Elders Robert S. Smith Benjamin F. Cluff who had walked from their Lodgings in Gloucester. were a number of saints in attendance and we had a very good .

At the evening meeting I presided Elder Smith spoke first, Elder Matthews followed. There were seven investigators present and nearly the saints, being together about 50.

Monday, March 14, 1904, Cheltenham----In the morning I made out an application for funds to defray the expenses of the conference to come of the tithing for the six months commencing Jan. 1, 1904 and June 30, 1904. In the afternoon Elders Smith and Cluff left for and I and Elder Matthews walked out with them about half way. the evening we went and visited Bro. Brain and family.

Tuesday, March 15, 1904, Cheltenham----Elder Matthews and I went out tracting. In the evening we went and visited Sister Emily Davis and .

Cheltenham, March 16, 1904, Wednesday----I went and visited Mr. Kevesen and family also another lady who had been reading the Durant. Elder also went out visiting investigators and tracting. In the we went to M.I.A. at Sister Emily Davis’.

Cheltenham, March 17, 1904, Thursday----I went over to Tewkesbury and visited the following investigators Mr. Sweet & Wife also Mr. & Mrs. . Then walked home and visited Mr. & Mrs. Jones at Knights bridge the way home.

Cheltenham, Friday, March 18, 1904----The Statistical Report from Liverpool had been returned. Elder Matthews and I made another out and it back. In the afternoon I went out tracting on High St. He also out tracting. Wrote a letter home.

Cheltenham, Saturday, March 19, 1904----The Stars came which we forwarded on to the subscribers. Settled our board and lodgings bills the week.

Cheltenham, Sunday, March 20, 1904----Attended Sunday School which was held at 27 St. Georges Place. Supt William Howell presiding. The and pupils were very much interested in the lessons taken up. attended tea at Sister Harriett Jackson filling invitation. In the Elder Percy G. Matthews took charge. I spoke first he followed. were several investigators present all of whom were very much in the meeting. After meeting we were invited to supper by . and Sister Brian which we thankfully accepted.

Cheltenham, Monday, March 21, 1904----Elders Matthews & Barker went and took the chairs out of the hall. Elder Barker paid Mr. Francis 1–3?9 rent in advance for the month from March 18, to April 18, 1904. In afternoon they went out visiting investigators. In the evening they Sisters Winstone and Griffin and families.

Cheltenham, Tuesday, March 22, 1904----Elder Matthews and I took the train for Gloucester at 10:10 A.M. to visit Elders Smith & Cluff and to the town. We arrived at their lodgings at 11 A.M. had dinner with and spent the afternoon walking around the city and visiting with them. Elder Smith and I visited a Mrs. Manning and . They invited us to remain to tea. Gave us a fine meal. Cluff and Matthews came there about 8 P.M. and we started for on foot. Elders Smith and Cluff walked about half way with . We reached our lodgings 10:30 P.M.

Cheltenham, Wednesday, March 23, 1904----I went out visiting investigators. Elder Matthews went out tracting. In the evening we to M.I.A. at Mr. Brains. It was the last to be held during the as Bro. Brain and family were getting ready to leave for Utah. . Brain gave me 5–5?5–0 Shillings to send to Liverpool for his .

Cheltenham, Thursday, March 24, 1904----In the morning foreign mail came and we readdressed it and sent it on. In the afternoon Elders Matthews out tracting and I stayed in the house coppying the conference . In the evening Elder Matthews went to visit an investigator I visited Sister Jesse Jackson & family. Also sent Bro. Brains to Liverpool office by registered letter.

Cheltenham, Friday, March 25, 1904----I spent the day copying the conference records. Elder Matthews wrote letters and went out tracting the afternoon.

Cheltenham, Saturday, March 26, 1904----Stars came. There were ten short of the usual number. Sent the ones that came to the subscribers, settled up the board and lodging bills. Took a bath. Put the in the hall, etc. and then I and Elders Matthews walked out Gloucester to meet Elders Smith and Cluff and all came back had tea and then went down to hold a street meeting Elder Smith myself and Elder Matthews spoke. It was the first we had held this .

Cheltenham, Sunday, March 27, 1904----We all went to Sunday School together. Elder howell presided. There was a good attendance. The class took up the subject of the Atonement and the members the class had there lessons well prepared. Just after Sunday School Matthews left for Stroud to help Elder Walker out with the , he being alone. The rest of us having an invitation to go to Brains to tea filled the invitation. Sister Brain’s Sister was and we spent most of the time explaining the gospel to her.

We all went from there to meeting. I presided at the meeting and Cluff and I did the speaking. There was the largest attendance we had had at our meetings another pleasing feature was the of ten investigators.

Cheltenham, Monday, March 28, 1904----In the morning we took the chairs out of the hall. In the afternoon I copied on the church records. It stormy the other elders studied. In the evening we all went to James Davis and family.

Cheltenham, Tuesday, March 29, 1904----The yearly report came back for correction. I corrected it and sent it back. Then continued to copy . In the evening Elders Matthews Smith, Cluff, and I went up to which was gotten up in honor of Bro. Brains and family just their leaving for Utah. There was a large number of the saints and we spent the evening sing songs, hymns, and speaking and listening Bro. Brain and Sister Brain make a few fare remarks.

Cheltenham, Wednesday, March 30, 1904----Elders Smith and Cluff left for Gloucester just after dinner. In the evening Pres. Ogden came from . Pres. Ogden had been away for about three weeks.

Cheltenham, Thursday, March 31, 1904----Pres. Ogden and I worked in the office all day. In the afternoon Elder Matthews went out tracting on St.

Cheltenham, Friday, April 1, 1904----Pres. Ogden and I worked in the office all day continuing to make out the monthly report also new ones the two previous months. Elder Matthews went out tracting and investigators.

Cheltenham, Saturday, April 2, 1904----Foreign mail came and we forwarded it on. Then we finished making out the monthly reports and them to Pres. Heber J. Grant Liverpool Ofice. We went down and the chairs in the hall.

At 2:30 P.M. Elders Walker & Robert C. Kelly and Sister Winifred and Mrs. Constance E. Wheatley came over from Stroud. At 4:30 .M. we all went up with them to the public baths, Bath Road, and Elder Baptized Mrs. Wheatley and Pres. Ogden confirmed her a member of Church of Jesus Christ of L.D.S. We went from the baths to the and had tea then went out for a walk until 7:30 P.M. when the party left for Stroud, via. the Great Western R.R.

Cheltenham, Sunday, April 3, 104----Elders Robert S. Smith and Benjamin F. Cluff walked over from Gloucester arriving 9:30 A.M. We all to Sunday School together it being fast day we took up the memory exercises The Lords Prayer, Articles of Faith, Ten , Testimony of the Three Witnesses, and the Blessings on the .

At the meeting in the evening Pres. Ogden presided and the Elders many of the saints bore their testimonies to the truthfulness of gospel.

Cheltenham, Monday, April 4, 1904----We put the chairs in the shed back of the hall. In the afternoon we all went to the races. Elders Smith Cluff left for Gloucester on the 5:20 P.M. train. Then we all went to Sister Emily Davis’ and spent the evening with her and her family some of their friends sing hymns, songs and in talking.

Cheltenham, Tuesday, April 5, 1904----Foreign mail came and we forwarded it on. Spent the rest of the time in the morning writing . Wrote home, to James and a letter to Pres. Grant. In the I wrote to Pres. Heber J. Grant I ask him for a furlough to go the continent and travel with my brothers fo a month or more.

In the afternoon Elder Matthews and I went and visited the bicycle man and had a long talk with him on the principles of the gospel.

Cheltenham, Wednesday, April 6, l904----I spent most of the day writing in the books. In the afternoon Pres. Ogden and Elder Matthews went out . In the evening Elder Robert S. Smith and Benjamin F. Cluff over from Gloucester and we held a street meeting. At first we on Henrietta St. Elder Matthews spoke first a large crowd around and two men began to disturbe the meeting when a came up and sent us away to another place where we finished meeting without further disturbance.

Cheltenham, Thursday, April 7, 1904,----We went up to Brain’s in the morning and helped him in hacking his piano Etc. In the afternoon I to Cook & Sons and spent some time in making out the Star .

Cheltenham, Friday, April 8, 1904,----In the afternoon Elder Matthews and Pres. Ogden went out tracting I went and visited Mr. Keveren and spent the afternoon with them and had tea with them.

Cheltenham, Saturday, Apr. 9, 1904,----Foreign mail and the Stars came and were forwarded on to their destination. We put chairs into the .

Cheltenham, Sunday, Apr. 10, 1904,----In the morning President Odgen, Elder Matthews and I went to the public baths and met Brother and Sister , Miss Vott and Mr. Graftree. The pupose of hte meetings was to Miss Vott. I baptized her and Elder Percy G. Mathews confirmed a member of the church. Afterwords we all went to Sunday School. . Howell presided. Elder Mathews taught the Theo. class and Mrs. taught the Primary class. At the evening meeting Pres. Ogden . Alder Matthews spoke taking up most of the time after which . Ogden spoke for a few minutes Brother Brain also gave a few remarks. There was a large attendance of saints and 8 present. There was a good spirit throughout the meeting.

Cheltenham, Monday, Paril 11, 1904,----We went down and put the chairs in the shed back of the hall. In the afternoon Elder Matthews and I over to Tenkedbury and visited some friends over there. We also my Book of Mormon from Shepherds and Pres. Odgens Doctrine and from Mrs. Cohman’s. We returned late in the afternoon.

Cheltenham, Tuesday, April 12, 1904----I spent the day in writing in the office and finding out about the time of the train service Etc. Colars. Pres. Ogden and Elder Matthews went out tracting in the . In the evening we all went of Bro. Jame Davis and spent the with them.

Cheltenham, Wednesday, April 13, 1904---U.S. Mail came and we forwarded it on. In the afternoon Pres Ogden and Elder Matthews went to the , and I wrote in the books.

Cheltenham, Thursday, April 14, 1904---I remained in the house all day. Pres. Ogden went out tracting in the afternoon. In the evening we all Bro. Jesse Jackson and wife.

Cheltenham, Friday, April 15, 1904---It rained all day and we all remained in the house studying Etc.

Cheltenham, Saturday, April 16, 1904---The Stars and foreign mail came and they were forwarded on. Pres. Ogden and Elder Barker put the in the hall. Pres Ogden left for Stroud just after dinner.

Elders Smith and Cluff came over from Stroud and in the evening we went and held a street meeting. There were a number of men about who been drinking. They began to make a racket yelling back and finally up the meeting, but not until Elder Smith and I and Elder Cluff finished talking and Elder Matthew had been talking for some time. people were anxious for out tracts.

Cheltenham, Sunday, April 17, 1904----We all went to Sunday School Supt. Howell presided. I taught the Theological class and Elder Smith taught Primary class. In hte afternoon we all went to meet Mr. and Mrs. from Gloucester friends of Elders Cluff and Smith who had come to attend meeting . Meeting commenced at 6:30 PM at 27 St Georges as usual. Elder Matthews presided. Elder Smith, I Edler Cluff, Edler Matthews each spoke for a short time. After meeting we went bid Mr. and Mrs. Mannings good night at the train.

Cheltenham, Monday April 18, 1904----In the morning I wrote in the books. In the afternoon I was preparing to leave to meet James. I Mrs. and Mr. Brain and bid them good bye. In the evening I the books to Elder Matthews and gave him 1–5—0 tithing and ?0 one half Star money to give to President Ogden, also gave him the key.

Cheltenham, Tuesday, April 19, 1904----Arose early in the morning and got ready to go to meet my brothers. Left for London area The Great 9 A.M. arived at the Paddington Station just after noon.

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[The period April 19, 1904 through June 1, 1904 are covered in the journal we have termed Book 2 and contains an account of the visit that Frederick and his brothers James (Switzerland Mission) and Henry (Australian Mission) made to various European cities. James and Henry were on their way home at the conclusion of their missions. Frederick obtained permission to travel with them and returned to complete his mission.]

Cheltenham, June 11, 1904, Saturday----Got up in the morning and prepared to return to Cheltenham. They my brothers and I went over to conference house, 97 Farleigh Rd. Stoke Newington, London., Ate and bid President Snow and the other elders goodbye. We then to Kings Cross together. There I bid my brothers good bye and they there to take the Great Northern for Manchester on their way to and to see John W. Gibson. I left London 12 Noon via The Great Western for Cheltenham arrived at 4:30 P.M. Elders Matthew, Riclings, and President Ogden were the Lodgings. Talked with them until bedtime.

Cheltenham, June 12, 1904, Sunday----Pres. Josph Ogden and Elders Percy G. Matthews, Algert G. Richins, Robert S. Smith, Benjamine F. Cluff and all went to Sunday School and meeting. President Wm. Howell presided Sunday School. Elder Matthews taught the Theological class and Ogden the Primary class. . Ogden presided in the evening meeting . He and Elder Richins and did the talking.

Cheltenham, June 13, 1904, Monday-----Talked and read the papers in the moring. In the afternoon I went and visited an investigator; was in the house spent the afternoon talking on the principles of gospel to them. In the evening stayed home and talked over what had while I was away.

Cheltenham, June 14, 1904, Tuesday----Pres. Ogden and Elder Matthews went to Gloucester. Elder Richines left for his field of labour. I most of the day reading, as it rained nearly all the afternoon. I had gone to bed Pres. Ogden and Elder Matthews returned. the day I ordered a suit of clothes for 3–10–0.

Cheltenham, June 15, 1904, Wednesday----In the moring we studied and wrote letters. In the afternoon we went out tracting.

Cheltenham, June 16, 1904, Thursday----We all went out tracting during the afternoon. In the morning and evening we were studying and letter .

Cheltenham, June 17, 1904, Friday----We were all tracting during the afternoon. In the evening Elder Matthews went to visit Mrs. Crabtree, investigator. Pres. Ogden and I went for a long walk throught the near Cheltenham.

Cheltenham, June 18, 1904, Saturday----We put the chairs in the Hall. Pres. Joseph Ogden paid the months rent in advance for the hall. In afternoon he left for Stroud and Elders R. S. Smithe and B. F. Cluff over from Gloucester. In the evening there was a telegram came Pres. H.F. Grant stating the Elder S.B. Voules had been released we sent on to Pres. J. Ogden.

Cheltenham, June 19, 1904, Sunday----Elders Percy G. Matthews, Robert S. Smith, Benjamine F. Cluff, and I all went to Sunday School. Pres. presided. I taught the Theological class and Elder Smith taught the primary class. When we came home from Sunday School we found Elder B. Vowles at the lodgings. He had just come from Cirencester. and Elder Matthews left for Stroud. The rest of us went to meeting. presided. During the meeting we all spoke.

Cheltenham, June 20, 1904, Monday----Foreign mail came. I sent it on. Then put the chairs in the hall. In the afternoon I went out tracting. the evening I went to a mass meeting of the rate hayers of .

Cheltenham, June 21, 1904, Tuesday----Foreign mail came and I sent it on. Spent the morning studying and in the afternoon I went out . Elder Vowles came from Bristol late in the evening.

Cheltenham, Wednesday, June 22, 1904----Pres. Odgen came from Stroud on his wheel before breakfast. We helped Elder Sidney B. Vowles pack his to return home. In the afternoon 2 P.M. he left Cheltenham via Midland, R.R. After going to see him off we returned home and .

Cheltenham, June 23, 1904, Thursday----Pres Ogden and I went out tracting in the afternoon and in the evening we visited Bro. Jesse and family.

Chletenham, June 24, 1904. Friday----During the morning Pres. Ogden left for Stroud to attend a Baptism. In the afternoon I went out . Elders Smith and Cluff came over from Gloucester and Elder came back frome visiting his folks in Devon. In the evening he out and visited an investigator. When he returned Elders Smith and went back to Gloucester.

Cheltenham, June 25, 1904, Saturday----The Stars came and we forwarded them on. We also put the chairs in the hall. In the afternoon took a and wrote up the journals.

Cheltenham, June 26, 1904, Sunday----Elder Matthews I went down to Sunday School. Elders Smith and Cluff and their Mr. and Mrs. Manning over from Gloucester and attended. Pres. Howell presided. Elder taught the Theological class. Bro. Stephen Davis taught the class. We all went to meeting in the evening. I presided. Matthews and I did the speaking. After meeting Elders Smith and and their friends returned to Gloucester.

Cheltenham, June 27, 1904, Monday----We put the chairs in the hall after which Elder Percy G. Matthews wrote letters and studied all day. I most of the morning writing letters, spending the papers off and in the books. After dinner I went out tracting and in the we visited Sister Windstone and Griffin. Cheltenham, June 28, 1904, Tuesday----During the morning the papers came I sent them away. Pres. Ogden came from Stroud that afternoon. We in the office in the afternoon. Elder Matthews visited saints in afternoon and evening.

Cheltenham, June 29, 1904, Wednesday----We went down to the Midland R.R. Station and met Elder Kelly who was on his way to visit his relatives. the afternoon I visited Mr. Kevesen and talked to him for some time the principles of the gospel. Elder Matthews visited Mrs. Crabtree arranged about her being baptized the following Friday at 7 P.M. . Ogden went out tracting.

Cheltenham, Thursday, June 30, 1904----In the morning Pres. Ogden and I worked in the office. In the afternoon we all went out tracting.

Cheltenham, Friday, July 1, 1904----During the morning Pres. Ogden and I worked in the office and also in the afternoon making out the monthly and them sent it to Liverpool. In the evening 7 P.M. Elder G. Matthews baptized Mrs. Violate Crabtree at the Public Baths and . Joseph Ogden confirmed her. I wasn’t at the baptism having had a engagement to meet Mr. Gibb at his home, which I filled.

Cheltenham, Saturday, July 2, 1904----The Stars came in the morning and were forwarded on. I spent the rest of the day working in the office.

Cheltenham, Sunday, July 3, 1904----Pres. Joseph Ogden, Elder Percy G. Matthews and I went to Sunday School 1st assistant James Davis presided. being fast day both classes took up the memory exercises together. Ogden leading them. After Sunday School I visited a gentleman was reading my Book of Mormon and talked to him on the principles of gospel for some time. Then we, the Elders, went to Sister Harriett to tea, and from there to meeting. Elder Matthews presided at meeting and many of the saints and elders bore their testimonies to truthfulness of the gospel.

Cheltenham, Monday, July 4, 1904----Pres. Ogden and I spent several in the morning making out tithing receipts and other work in the . Then Elders Smith and Cluff came over from Gloucester and we the rest of the day feasting and having a good time, until evening we walked part way back to Gloucester with them.

Cheltenham, Tuesday, July 5, 1904----In the morning Elder Percy G. received his release to sail home on the fourteenth of the . He spent the rest of the day writing letters and visiting the . Pres. Ogden and I worked in the office all day making out Star . In the evening we all visited Sister Emily Davis and .

Cheltenham, Wednesday, July 6, 1904----Pres. Ogden and I were working the office most of the day. Elder Matthews was visiting saints and .

Cheltenham, Thursday, July 7, 1904----During the morning Pres. Ogden I worked in the office. In the afternoon we went over to . While there we visited Mrs. Colman, Mr. Sweet, Mrs. Coombs Mr. and Mrs. Good. Then walked home reaching the lodgings 8:30 P.M. Matthews was visiting saints and friends.

Cheltenham, Friday, July 8, 1904----Studied in the morning. In the afternoon went out tracting with conference bills and “Is Belief Alone ?” Elder Albert F. Richens came from Cirencester and in the he and Pres. Ogden went to Foxcote and visited Mr. Hanks and . Elder Matthews spent the day visiting and writing letters.

Cheltenham, Saturday, July 9, 1904----Stars and Foreign post came and were forwarded on to the subscribers; also put the chairs in the hall.

Cheltenham, Sunday, July 10, 1904----Elders Albert F. Richins, Percy G. , Pres. Joseph Ogden and I went to Sunday School. Elders S. Smith and Benjamine G. Cluff came over from Gloucester and attended. After Sunday School Elders Matthews and Cluff went to . James Davis to spend the afternoon and Pres. Ogden, Elders Smith, , and I visited Sister Sarah Ann Davis and Family. Just before time Elders John B. Fagg, Heber I. Burningham, and Williams P. come from Cirencester. We all went to meeting. It being Elder last meeting with the saints he spoke most of the time. Pres. presided.

Cheltenham, Monday, July 11,1904----Pres. Ogden, Elders Matthews, , Fagg, Burningham, Davidson, and I were at the office in the . We spent the morning folding up conference bills and preparing distribute them. During the afternoon they went out tracting with . Elders Walker and Kelly came over from Stroud and Elder Briant came from Liverpool; he having been assigned to labour in the Conference.

During the evening the saints and Elders held a farewell party on Elder Percy G. Matthews. There were over fourty people present. There a fine extemporaneous program rendered one of the munbers being his address. The saints brought picnic and a good spirit prevailed every body had an enjoyable time until late in the evening when they for their several homes.

Cheltenham, Tuesday, July 12, 1904----Elders Ogden, Richins, Fagg, , Davidson, Walker, Kelly, Stringahm, went out tracting with bills and, “Is Belief Alone Sufficient,” in the morning and . Elder Hutchings and Russon came from Bristol in the morning went out tracting in the afternoon. In the evening Pres. Ogden and Hutchings and Russon visited Mr. Dover, an investigator.

Cheltenham, Wednesday, July 13, 1904----In the morning Elder Percy G. left via Midland R.R. for Liverpool on his way home. We went to the station and also some of the saints to bid him good bye. Pres. Ogden and Elders Fagg, Burningham, Hutchings and , Richins, Walker, Kelly, Davidson. and I went out tracting both the forenoon and afternoon. In the evening we held two street . Elder Mark P. Cook came from Bristol.

Cheltenham, Thursday, July 14, 1904----In the morning Elder Robert S. came over from Gloucester and all the elders tracted with bills and “Is Belief Alone Sufficent?” both in the morning afternoon. In the evening we held a street meeting at the end of Francis Street near Bath Rd. In the afternoon Pres. Ogden visited . Hanks.

Cheltenham, Friday, July 15, 1904----In the morning Elder Benjamin F. Cluff came over from Bloucester and all the elders with the exception of . Ogden and I went out tracting with conference anouncements. . Ogden and I worked in the office. They also tracted in the . In the evening we held two street meetings. There was a crowd that stopped to listen and they were attentive and seemed to desirous of hearing the gospel.

Cheltenham, July 16, 1904, Saturday----Pres. Heber J. Grant and his came from Liverpool arriving in Cheltenham just afternoon. Pres. went to meet him after which they spent several hours traveling the place for pleasure. A number of the elders went to visit who had come for the purpose of attending conference. the afternoon 3 P.M. Pres. Grant met the traveling elders of the Conference in priesthood meeting and gave them much valuable encouragement and council pertaining to their duties as elder. Each elder also gave in his seven months report and expressed themselves as feeling well in the work and said that they a desire to continue faithful.

President Grant’s instructions were in part as follows:

  • He explained the value of keeping all the money we could at home and said in order to do this the elders should be careful with their money not spend it carelessly.
  • Don’t baptize anyone unless they believe in tithing, The Word of Wisdom, and all the others principles of the gospel.
  • Don’t baptize a woman with out the consent of her husband and ask him so that you know that he is willing.
  • If we will try to do our duty the Lord will require nothing from our that we cannot do. * Don’t ever get discouraged in any way it isn’t from the spirit of the .
  • Be encouraged and the Lord will always bless you.
  • The spirit of discouragement comes from the Devil.
  • Let other peoples religion alone. Preach faith, repentance, baptism, on of hands, a personal God and explain the other principles of gospel.
  • Don’t pick quarrels with any one. Let “Mormon” haters alone.
  • Keep your tempers. Learn to control your feelings.
  • On all occasions when you baptize people use the words as given in the and Convenants. * In anointing any one, pray for the healing and life giving power of . Don`t pray for the oil to penetrate their bodies.
  • Don’t speak a long time in conference.
  • Don’t give long prayers in confirming any one or in sealing an.
  • Be clean in your person. Bathe often at all times. Cleanliness is to Godliness.
  • Don’t think that two years is a mission. Get the spirit of the Lord avoid wine and women as you would the gates of hell. Don’t court or familiar with any women. Death is nothing to loosing your virtue. the very appearance of evil.
  • Pork is thoroughly inpurious to man. He advised not ot use it. If get homesick work! work! work! Work now and not tomorrow and it cure you.

Cheltenham, Sunday, July 17, 1904----Conference was held at 27 St. George’s Place commencing at 10:30 a.m. There were present President J. Grant of the European mission, President Joseph Ogden of the conference, John B. Fagg, Lott Russon Jr, Joseph N. Hutchings, P. Cook, Frederick Barker, John Y. Walker, Heber I. Burningham, S. Smith, Benjamin F. Cluff, William P. Davidson, Albert C. , Robert C. Kelly and Briant Stringham traveling elders of the Conference.

Sang: Praise to God

Prayer: Elder Briant Stringham

Sacrament was administered by Elders A. F. Richin and Robert S.

President Ogden welcomed the saints and friends. President Heber J. Grant presented the general authorities of the Church and mission which unamiously sustained.

Elders John Y. Walker, Benjamin F. Cluff, and John P. Fagg each spoke a short time bearing their testimonies to the truthfulness of the gospel encouraging the saints.

Pres. Grant then spoke encouraging the saints to live all the of the gospel as any one principle wouldn’t save them.

Afternoon Meeting commenced at 2:30 p.m. President Ogden presiding.

Sang page 288.

Prayer Elder William P. Davidson.

Sang page 166.

I read the statistical report.

Elders Cook, Smith, I, and Stringham each spoke a short time.

Pres. Heber J. Grant then spoke upon the apostacy and restoration of the gospel.

Evening meeting commenced by singing page 58.

Prayer; Elder Lott Russon Jr.

Sang; Page 266.

Elders Jos. N. Hutchings, Lott Russon Jr., and Heber I. Burmingham each spoke a short time.

Pres. Heber J. Grant took for his subject the Articles of Faith. He them and proving they were true.

Cheltenham, Monday, July 18, 1904----In the morning the elders spent their time preparing to leave for their different fields of labors.

They were assigned to labor as follows:

Pres. Joseph Ogden

Cheltenham
* Elder Frederick Barker
* Elder Robert S. Smith

Bristol

  • Elder Joseph M. Hutchings
  • Elder Lott Russon Jr.

Stroud

  • Elder John J. Walker
  • Elder Robert C. Kelly

Swindon

  • Elder John B. Fagg
  • Elder Heber I. Burningham
  • Elder William P. Davidson

Salisbury

  • Elder Albert F. Richins
  • Elder Briant Stringham

Glouceter

  • Elder Mark P. Cook
  • Elder Benjamine F. Cluff

In the afternoon all of them left except Elders Russon, Hutchings. and Stringham. I wrote the minutes of the conference and sent them to Pres. J. Grant in Liverpool. Pres. Ogden worked in the office all day.

Cheltenham, Tuesday, July 19, 1904----In the morning Elder Briant, , and Bro George Hooper left via the Great Western for . Shortly afterwards Elder Jos. N. Hutchings and Lott Russon to Bristol vis The Midland. Prs. Ogden and I worked in the office rest of the day. Elder Robert S. Smith came from Gloucester in the , where he had been to bring his trunk over.

Cheltenham, Wednesday, July 20. 1904----In the morning Pres. Odgen, Smith and I went to the Midland Rail Road Station and bid Bro and Mannings good bye. They were going to Alberta Canada to make home among the Latter Day Saints. Pres. Ogden worked in the the rest of the day. In the evening Elder SMith and I visited . and Sister James Davis.

Cheltenham, Thursday, July 21, 1904----In the afternoon Elder Smith and visited the bicycle man and them went tracting. Pres. Odgen visited friends. In the evening we visited Bro. and Sister Jesse Jackson.

Cheltenham, Friday, July 22, 1904----In the afternoon Pres. Odgen, Smith, and I went out tracting. In the evening Elder Smith and I Mr. Gibbs.

Cheltenham, Saturday, July 23, 1904----I spent the day writing letters studying.

Cheltenham, Sunday, July 24, 1904----Elders Cook and Cluff came over Gloucester to Sunday School. Elder Smith, Pres. Ogden and I alos . Pres. Ogden taught the Primary class. I taught the Theological . In the evening meeting Pres. Ogden presided. Elder Cook, I and . Ogden each spoke.

Cheltenham, Monday, July 25, 1904----It was raining most of the day we in the house. I wrote in the books about half of the time and the rest of the time. ELders Cook and Cluff ledt for Gloucester after dinner.

Cheltenham, Tuesday, July 26, 1904----It was raining most of the day. stopped in the house and studied.

Cheltenham, Wednesday, July 27, 1904----Pres. Ogden, Elder Smith, and I tracting in the afternoon.

Cheltenham, Thursday, July 28, 1904----In the afternoon we all went out .

Cheltenham, Friday, July 29, 1904----We all went out tracting in the . In the evening we visited Bro Thomas Davis and wife.

Cheltenham, Saturday, July 30, 1904----Stars and foreign post came and forwarded it on.

Cheltenham, Sunday, July 31, 1904----Pres. Ogden and Elders Smith, , Cluff, and Cook all went to Sunday School. Supt. Howell . Pres. Ogden taught the primary class and Elder Barker taught Theological class. In the afternoon I went to Stroud. . Ogden presided at the evening meeting in Cheltenham and Elders , Smith and Pres. Ogden spoke. I found Elders Walker and Kelly in Stoud. Went to meeting with them. Elder Walker presided. Kelly spoke at the first speaking for about 25 minutes. I took up reminder of the time. After meeting we visited Sister White and . I remained over night in Stroud with the elders.

Stroud, Monday, Aug. 1, 1904----We, Elders and a number of the saints for a ride in a wagonette. We visited a peculiar people near who dress very odd wearing but very little clothing and isolate from other people to a great extent. We tried to get them to what they believe in, but they wouldn’t. Afterwords we drove on to farm and spent a very enjoyable day, returning home 7:30 in the . Remained In Stroud overnight.

Cheltenham, Wednesday, Aug. 3, 1904----We finished making out the report and sent it to Liverpool. Elders Hill and Capener came the office and we spent the reso fo the day until evening talking to . They were visiting this part of England having left the Leeds their field of labout for that purpose. In the evening Elder and I visited Sister Crabtree and family.

Cheltenham, Thurday, Aug. 4, 1904----Elder Smith and I and the visiting went to Gloucester on the train. We found Elder Cook improving health and Elder Cluff okay.

In the evening Elder Cluff and I visited Mr. Kevesen and family. They were very busy studying the gospel and seemed very much interested it and fave us a heary invitation to come and visit them again. We in Gloucester over night.

Cheltenham, Friday, Aug. 5, 1904----We visited the Gloucester cemetry the mroning. In the afternoon Elder Smith and I walked to . In the evening we visited Mr. and Mrs. Crabtree.

Cheltenham, Saturday, Aug. 6, 1904----The Stars and foreign post came were forwarded on. Worked all day writing in the office.

Cheltenham, Sunday, Aug. 7, 1904----Pres. Ogden, Elder Smith and I to Sunday School Pres. Ogden took the Sunday school on memory . When we came home Elder Cluff was at the lodgings. After Elders Smith and Pres. Ogden went to Sister Harriett Jackson’s tea. We all went to meeting. It being fast meeting the saints and bore their testimonies.

Cheltenham, Monday, Aug. 8, 1904----Elder Smith went tracting Pres. and I worked in the office.

Cheltenham, Tuesday, Aug. 9, 1904---In the afternoon Elder Smith and I out tracting. Pres. Ogden worked in the office writing letters. spent the evening studying.

Cheltenham, Wednesday, Aug. 10, 1904----In the morning we spent the studying and writing letters. In the afternoon Elder Smith and I Mr. Keveren and family. His brother-in-law was there and we with him for some time on the principles of the gosdel. Pres. went tracting. In the evening we went to a birthday party on Davis at Sister Emily Davis.

Cheltenham, Thrusday, Aug. 11, 1904----Pres. Ogden spent the morning afternoon getting ready to take a trip to the Charmel Islands. He just after tea. In the afternoon Elder Smith and I went out .

Cheltenham, Friday, Aug. 12, 1904-----Elder Smith and I went out I was invited in and talked a long time with a gentleman on the of the gospel.

Cheltenham, Saturday, Aug. 13, 1904----Stars and foreign post came and forwarded them on. Spent the rest of the day writing letters , etc.

Cheltenham, Sunday, Aug. 14, 1904----Elders Cook and Cluff came over Gloucester early in the morning. They with Elder Smith and I went Sunday School. Pres. Howell presided at the Sunday School. Elder atught the Theological class and Bro. Stephen Davis taught the class.

In the afternoon Mr. Kevesen and his wife from Gloucester visited us in the evening. I presided at the evening meeting. Elder Cook spoke the authenticity of the Book of Mormon.

Cheltenham, Monday, Aug. 15, 1904----In the morning I made up the receipts, sent off the newspapers, etc. In the afternoon Elder and I went out tracting. In the evening we visited Sisters and Griffin.

Cheltenham, Tuesday, Aug. 16, 1904----Foreign mail came in the morning we forwarded it on. In the afternoon we went tracting. In the we visited Bro. James Davis and family.

Cheltenham, Wednesday, Aug. 17, 1904----Elder Smith and I studied in morning. In the afternoon we went out tracting, in the evening we William Betteteridge and family.

Cheltenham, Thursday, Aug. 18, 1904----Elder Smith and I went over to on the train and tracted for some time also visited Mr. , the family I used ot lodge at. Then we walked back to Cheltenham upon Mr. Jones at Knights Bridge on our weay. On arriving home found Elders Cook and Cluff at the lodging and spent the evening and talking.

Cheltenham, Friday, Aug. 19, 1904----Elders Cook, Cluff and Smith and I a walk in the morning. In the afternoon they Elder Cook and Cluff for Clucester. Elder Smith and I went to train with them and then to the office and worked there until evening when we visited Crabtree.

Cheltenham, Saturday, Aug. 20, 1904----Stars came and we forwarded them to the subscribers. In the afternoon we took our usuald bath and we returned to the lokgings we found Elder Cluff who had come over Gloucester to get Elder Cook’s grip. He went back in the evening.

Cheltenham, Sunday, Aug. 21, 1904----Elder Smith and I went to Sunday . Superintendant Howell presided. I taught the theological class Bro Stephen Davis taught the Primary class. In the afternoon we to William Betteridges to tea and spent a very enjoyable afternoon.

We went to meeting Elder Smith presided. I spoke most of the time upon the first principles of the gospel. There were a munber of present.

Cheltenham, Monday, Aug. 22, 1904----Elder Smith and I spent the in the office. In the afternoon we went tracting. in the we read.

Cheltenham, Tuesday, Aug. 23, 1904----In the morning Elder Smith and I over to Gloucester on the train. We went tracting with Elder Cluff the afternoon. In the evening we visited Mr. Maurice Kevern and and spent a very pleasant evening with them.

Cheltenham, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 1904----We left Gloucester 10:30 AM for . We went out tracting in the afternoon at Charlton to Kings. spent the evening at a party at Sister Emily Davis.

Cheltenham, Thrusday, Aug. 25, 1904----Spent the morning writing . In the afternoon we went out tracting in Leckhampton. In the we visited Sister Jesse Jackson.

Cheltenham, Friday, Aug. 26, 1904----In the morning I wrote a letter to .C. Barker and sent him my photo. In the afternoon Elder Smith and I Keckhampton way. We went to Sister Jackson 6:30 P.M. and him for a swelling he had on his neck. Then we visited Mr. of Charlton Kings and spent the evening explaining the gospel to .

Cheltenham, Saturday, Aug. 27, 1904----The Stars came and we forwarded to the subscribers.

Cheltenham, Sunday, Aug. 28, 1904---Elder Smith went to Sunday School taught the Theological calss and Elder William Howell presided at the School and Bro Stephen Davis taught the Primary Class.

We visited Sister Crabtree in the afternoon and then went to . I presided at the meeting. Elder Smith spoke taking for his Revelation.

Cheltenham, Monday, Aug. 29, 1904----Foreign post came and we forwarded to the subscribers.

Cheltenham, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 1904----We spent the morning reading. In afternoon we tracted in Charlton Kings. In the evening we visited Shurner.

Cheltenham, Wednesday, Aug. 31, 1904----in the afternoon we visited Mr. and family. In the evening we visited Sister Sarah Davis and .

Cheltenham, Thrusday, Sept. 1, 1904----Elder Cook came over form . Elder Smith went to Gloucester to stay until the end of the in Elder Cook`s place. Elder Cook remaining here. In the we went to the baths. Elder Cook expected to meet a young there to baptize her, but through a misunderstanding she him. I worked in the office most of the day making the reports.

Cheltenham, Friday, Sept. 2, 1904----Continue making out the monthly , but couldn’t finish it because all the reports weren’t in. Kelly came over from Stroud on his wheel. He, Elder Cook, and I Sister Emma Davis and family in the evening.

Cheltenham, Saturday, Sept. 3, 1904----Finished making out the report sent it to the Liverpool office. The Stars came and i forwarded to the subscribers. Elders Smith and Cluff came over from .

Cheltenham, Sunday, Sept. 4, 1904----We all went to Sunday School. . Wm Howell presided. I took charge of the memory exercises. In afternoon Elder Smith and I visited Sister Jesse Jackson and Elder and Cluff visited Sister Harriett Jackson. At the evening meeting Smith presided. It being fast meeting many of the saints and the bore their testimonies to the Divinity of the gospel as taught by Latter Day Saints.

Cheltenham, Monday, Sept. 5, 1904----I worked in the office all daly. Smith studied. In the evening we visited Bro and Sister Howell.

Cheltenham, Tuesday, Sept. 6, 1904----In the morning I worked in the and Elder Smith studied and wrote letters. We tracted during the and spent the evening visiting Sister Crabtree.

Cheltenham, Wednesday, Sept. 7, 1904----We spent the morning studying. the afternoon we went out tracting in the evening we visited Bor and James Davis.

Cheltenham, Thursday, Sept. 8, 1904----During the morning we were letters and reading. In the afternoon we tracted on Gloucester . We remained home in the evening.

Cheltenham, Friday, Sept. 9, 1904----Elder Smith and I went to to Elder Mark P. Cook’s birthday party. There were present Crabtree and Hunt. Also Mr. Maurice Kevern’s family and Mr. Leat family. We had a splendid time together.

Cheltenham, Saturday, Sept. 10, 1904----We came back to Cheltenham and Pres. Ogden who had come from his visiting the scattered saints. The Stars came and we sent them to the subscribers and spent the rest of day bathing, reading, etc as usual on Saturdays.

Cheltenham, Monday, Sept. 11, 1904----We went to Sunday School. Pres. taught the Primary and I taught the Theological class. In the meeting Pres. Ogden presided and aslo occupied most of the speaking to the people about his travels and visiting the saints.

Cheltenham, Monday, Sept. 12, 1904----It rained all day. Pres. Ogden I worked in the office most of the day. In the eveing Elder Smith I visited Sister Winstone and Griffin.

Cheltenham, Tuesday, Sept. 13, 1904---Elder Smith and I went over to , after tracting a short time. We visited Mr. Coombe and . They gave us our tea. We had a food talk with them. We then to Cheltenham, on our way we stopped at Mr. Jones’ Knights Bridge had a long talk with him and his wife. We reached Cheltenham 10:30 .M.

Chletenham, Wednesday, Sept. 14, 1904----Pres. Ogden wrote letters all day. Elder Smith and I visited Mr. Kevern and family at Kings in the afternoon and had a long talk with them on the of the gospel. In the evening Pres. Ogden, Elder Smith and visited Sister Ann Davis and family.

Cheltenham, Thurday, Sept. 15, 1904----Elder Smith and I went to found Elder Cook and Cluff at their lodgings had dinner with . Elder Cook and I then took the train to a small village and a lady by the name of Bradley. There was a number of large in the village and Mr. Bradley took us around in some of them. also talked with them on the principles of the gospel. In the we returned to the lodgings.

Cheltenham, Friday, Sept. 16, 1904----We returned to Cheltenham Elder accompaning us. We found Pres. Ogden at the lodgings. In the we all went tracting. I was invited in by a German gentleman had a long talk with he and his wife. In the evening, Pres. Ogden Elder Smith went to visit Mrs. Crabtree and Elder Cluff and I Mr. Gibbs of Charlton Kings.

Bristol, Saturday, Sept. 17, 1904----Elder Roberts S. Smith, Benjamine . Cluff and I left Cheltenham on the train for Bristol. We stopped off Gloucester and had a chat with Elder Mark P. Cook and then went on to . We walked from Temple Meads Station to Bro. Wm Caswill’s we stayed. Found Bro and Sister Caswill feeling well. In the we walked through the main streets of Bristol with them.

Bristol, Sunday, Sept. 18, 1904----We went to Sunday School. It was at Sister Spillers, 112 Robertson Rd. Eastville, Bristol. There we Elders Hutchings and Russon and the members of the Sunday school. also attended the evening meeting there. Elder Cluff, Smith, and I spoke a short time. Nearly all the saints of Bristol were out ant to be very much interested in the gospel. The Elders also were muce encouraged and were feeling well.

Bristol, Monday, Sept. 19, 1904----Elders Hutchings and Russon met us and we spent the day visiting Bristol. We visited The Suspension , Clifton, and Durham Down, The Museum, The Cathedral, Redcliff , the Arcade, went over Bristol Bridge also went through some of principle streets. Returned home at the lodgings and went and Sister Neal and her daughters Ella, Gertrude and Syblle in the . Sister Lytson and the Elders of Bristol were also with us. had a very enjoyable time singing songs and speaking receitations. Neal told us that she intended to leave for Utah Oct. 13, 1904.

Bristol, Tuesday, Sept. 20, 1904----In the morning we went with Bro. and took a swimming Bath, also visited Bro. and Sister Gardiner. them went out in the country to a village about half way between and Bath to visit some people Elder Smith wished to find for his . We found them and they were very much pleased to see us. We and in the evening we visited Sister Hilton, her husband, and , Harold and Daisy. We spent a very pleasant evening with them.

Bristol, Wednesday, Sept. 21, 1904----We took a walk around Bristol, letters, read etc. until evening. We spent the evening at Sister . Her daughters Lilly and Alice were there, also a young man Elders Hutchings and Russon came with us. We had a enjoyable time.

Bath, Thursday, Sept. 22, 1904----We left Bristol early in the morning Bath having bid all the saints and the elders goodbye. We arrive Bath and found Mr.and Mrs. Clark, a family who are very friendly to elders had a talk with them and then walked around Bath visiting the and Abby. We returned to Clarks and stayed with them that night.

Bath, Friday, Sept. 23, 1904----We went upon Buchan Cluff and got a of Bath. Then went down and went through the old Roman Baths. were built by the Romans and are very interesting to visit. We visited Sister Thatcher and husband and Dr. Heal and left for arriving there 7:30 P.M. We went to Bor. Hoopers and found elders there and also Bro. and Sister Hooper and Liby Hooper. Elder and Cluff stopped with Hoopers and I went up and lodged with the .

Salisbury, Saturday, Sept. 24, 1904---We visited the Salisbury and walked about the ciyt. In the evening we listened the preachers on the market place.

Salisbury, Sunday, Sept. 25, 1904----We went to Sunday School held at . Hoopers 4 Hardington Rd. Also to meeting at the same place and met saints of Salisbury.

Salisbury, Monday, Sept. 26, 1904----Elders Stringham, Richins, Smith, , and myself went ot Stone Hedge to visit the ruins there. They large stones in a circular arrangement and also arranged to give angles with the sun. They have been noted in history for a long and their origin cannot be determined. We crossed the Salisbury and saw where the soldiers were camped.

In the evening we bid the saints and elders goodbye and took the train for Swindon found Elders Wm. P. Davidson and Heber I. Burningham stopped with them overnight.

Cheltenham, Tuesday, Sept. 27, 1904----We walked through the principal of Swindon and then I bid the other elders goodbye and came to . In the evening Pres. Ogden and I visited Sister Emily and family.

Cheltenham, Wednesday, Sept. 28, 1904-----In the morning I wrote up in journal. Pres. Ogden was working in the office writing letters . In the afternoon we both went out tracting. Pres. Ogden was busy in the evening so we didn`t do out visiting.

Cheltenham, Thursday, Sept. 29, 1904----Elder Smith came over from . Pres. Ogden went out tracting. I spent the afternoon to a German at his home. We stopped in the house in the .

Cheltenham, Friday, Sept. 30, 1904----Pres. Ogden worked in the office say. I read in the morning and in the afternoon went out visita he had found tracting. In the evening Elder Smith and I went to a friend and didn`t find him so returned.

Cheltenham, Saturday, Oct. 1, 1904----The Stars came and we forwarded to the subscribers. Settled the week`s board and lodgings bills.

Cheltenham, Sunday, Oct. 2, 1904----We went to Sunday School and . There was a small attendance at meeting Elder Smith presided. elders and a number of the saints bore their testimonies.

Cheltenham, Monday, Oct. 3, 1904----I made out the monthly report. . Ogden also worked in the office. Elder Smith went to visit an . In the evening Elder Smith and visited Mr. Dovey and wife spent a very pleasant evening with them.

Cheltenham,Tuesday, Oct. 4, 1904----Pres. Ogden was writing letters in office. I was making out the Stars quarterly statements. Elder came over from Stroud and had dinner with us and them returned. Smith was studying. In the evening we all went to visit Bro. and James Davis and spent a very enjoyable evening with them.

Cheltenham, Wednesday, Oct. 5, 1904----Pres. Ogden worked in the all day. I worked in the office in the morning and Elder Smith I went out tracting in the afternoon.

Chletenham, Thursday, Oct. 6, 1904----I worked in the office all day finished making out the Stars statements. Elder Smith and Pres. went out tracting.

Cheltenham, Friday, Oct. 7, 1904----Pres. Ogden visited friends. Smith and I went over to Tewkesberry. We walked out to a small near Bredon and tracted it. Then we returned to Tewkesberry and tea with Mr. amd Mrs. Coombs. We walked back to Cheltenham stopping Knights Bridge to Mr. and Mrs. Jones. We reached Cheltenham 10:30 .M.

Cheltenham, Saturday, Oct. 8, 1904----Pres. Ogden, Elder Smith and I to Sunday School. Pres. Ogden taught the Primary class and I the Theological class. In the evening we went to meeting. Pres. presided, Bro. William Howell, Elder Smith, and Pres. Ogden were speakers.

Cheltenham, Monday, Oct. 10, 1904----We put the chairs in the hall and forwarded the Deseret News during the morning. In the Pres. Ogden worked in the office and Elder Smith and I walked to Knights Bridge to visit a family by the name of Jones. We in the evening and with Pres. Ogden visited Ann Davis and .

Cheltenham, Tuesday, Oct. 11, 1904----Elder John B. Fagg came up from on his way home having been released from his missionary duties. Jones Edwars also accompained him. She had left her home in in order to gather with the saints in Utah. She was going to . We went to the station and bid them goodbye. In the afternoon Smith and I went out tracting. Pres. Ogden walked out to Foxcote visited Bro. Hanks. He returned late in the evening.

Cheltenham, Wednesday, Oct. 12, 1904-----Elder Smith, Pres. Ogden and went to the Great Western Station to meet and bid good bye to Sister Neal. She was on her way to Utah from Bristol, her home. Pres. left to travel aroung the conference.

In the evening Elder Cook came over form Gloucester it being Elder Smith’s birthday. Elder Smith got us a good feast and after supper we to Richelue together. Elder Cook returned to Gloucester after the .

Chletenham, Thursdy, Oct. 13, 1904----I visited a friend in the afternoon and explined the gospel to them. Elder Smiths was tracting. the evening we held a street meeting on Bath Rd. at the end of St. St.

Cheltenham, Friday, Oct. 14, 1904----Elder Smith and I went tracting in afternoon. In the moring and in the evening we were reading and .

Cheltenham, Saturday, Oct. 15, 1904----The Stars and foreign mail came we sent it onto the subscibers.

Cheltenham, Sunday, Oct. 16, 1904----We went to Sudnay school. Elders and Cluff was there from Glucester. Elder Cook taught the Primary and Elder Smith taught the Theological Class. In the evening Cook presided and Elder Cluff and I were the speakers.

Cheltenham, Monday, Oct. 17, 1904----I worked in the office most of day. Elder Smith and I also put the chairs in the hall. In the we visited some gentlemen living in 5 St. Philips Terrace. They disturbed a street meeting which we held and had invited us to the principles of the gospel with them. We argured with them about three hours and a half and then left very much worked up, but not any more convinced then we found them.

Cheltenham, Tuesday, Oct. 18, 1904----Foreign post came and we it to the Elders. Elder Smith and I went over to Glouceste Elder Cluff feeling fine. In the afternoon we went out tracting. also ordered me a suit of clothes. 3–10–0 was the price of them and I to Cheltenham and visited Sister Emilay Davis and family. the day I paid I paid Mr. Francis 1–3?2 for the bill rent.

Cheltenham, Wednesday, Oct. 19, 1904----In the morning I read and . In the afternoon I visited Mr. Kevern at Charlton King and to him on the Book of Mormon. In the evening I finished reading History of Joseph Smith by Geo. Q. Cannon.

Chletenham, Thursday, Oct. 20, 1904----Foreign post came and I it on. Went tracting on Gloucester Rd. and was invited in and for some time on the principles of the gospel to a lady.

Cheltenham, Friday, Oct. 21, 1904----I went out tracting in Charlton with Roys, Number 6 and 7. In the evening Elder Smith and Cluff over form Gloucester. And Mr. Kevern also came over he spent the with us and then returned home.

Cheltenham, Saturday, Oct. 22, 1904----The Stars came and I forwarded on to the subscribers. Elder Kelly came over form Stroud on . He, Elder Smith, and I went to Glus. spent the day with Elder . They went on to Stoud and Elder Cluff and I came back to .

The last 13 pages of this book of Frederick Barker’s missionary journal contain a table of information by day. The format of the table varied slightly from month to month. Some months contained additional information. Listed below is the type of information contained therein.

  • Tracts door to door
  • Tracts otherwise
  • Books Sold
  • Books loaned
  • Books given away
  • Houses visited first tract
  • Houses visited first invitation
  • Gospel conversations
  • Meetings attended Hall
  • Meetings attended Cottage
  • Meetings attended Outdoor
  • Meetings attended Sunday School
  • Meetings attended Bible class
  • Meetings attended Priesthood