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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.

Reverend Roberts often made notes in Pitman’s Shorthand which can be found throughout his journals and diaries. Please see the Pitman's English and Shorthand Dictionary if you would like to attempt a translation.

BC Archives PR-1511 Robert James Roberts fonds, 1845-1905

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Robbie saved blocks I cleared and made brush heaps. Laura & L came up in R. to where we were working in here of Barn Perry not home from Thats until dark. He had a headache, ___? came with him and they brought back on the boat our sleigh from Titwell's.

Fair January Saturday 7 1898 Perry? hauled manure about noon Bill Curcon? a large party arrive and I married his daughter Julia to Nicholas Basso a boiler maker of Victoria (a 1/2 breed, 1/2 Italian 1/2 Indian) L. gave the whole party refreshments. Warnock? and his wife and 2 children arrived after they had gone, got their dinner and went a ? to see Julia and her husband - Deans came with me to T? and visit Annie Whifiton.? 4 Indian women were ? besides her mother. Busy tonight at ? and working later. Gave Terry?Perry? 2 chq $20.00 and $66.75 More here

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