Reverend Robert James Roberts Diary 1893 (A/E/R54/R54 1893)
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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Fair + mild as Spring
We had breakfast by lamplight and Robbie was off sail to Chemanius River in the 'Mary' dillustionary Percy shot a mallard in our stream. He expected some of "Thetisonians" down to go with him to the river. They did not come, so he stayed at home. A ewe of L's lambed (alive/Bill Lunar accompanied by his wife and daughter Sdilk? arrived about 2 pm - asking me to marry Julia Curian with Saturday to halfbreed (Galcain Indian) married Nicholas Bass - L gave them diaries?then they went to Mamocks on ___? Audio Wilson and Levi came in August.Job? Got medicine for themselves and for Ida Robbie returned as we were at tea - with only our drink - a better ball. Be last the blame on the ___?(my old one). Up at dawn, Another drink? this morning. (mine a rum) Terry and I did some cleaning back of the barn a be part up a shelter shed for the lambs. A.Wilan Ol. Nelson? & donna helped O. A. and me to carry her "roof" (an old affair living ages the fence) I gave Andrew a dose of medicine - Laurie washing her moms After that Terry waent to the "shelter" to help commemorate the Burchells' wedding Tonight I wrote to "Hoddie & Stoughter" wrote tonight to Laura Wadhams