Reverend Robert James Roberts Journal 1890 (A/E/R54/R54.1 1890)
Missionary, educator, colonist—Robert James Roberts was born in Ireland on December 8, 1831. He graduated from Trinity College Dublin in 1857 then journeyed to North America, arriving in Upper Canada in May of that year. The following year he met Anglican Bishop of Upper Canada Maurice Scollard Baldwin and expressed an interest in serving the Church of England. Roberts was admitted to Deacon’s Orders on December 15, 1858 and acted as a missionary for 20 years. Learn more.
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2/ of this month sooner or later we'll have here and there hand in hand out of intents and purposes it will not be throughout more particularly they have number of in my last letter I have read (?) can be said out and out stenography stenography at all events
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