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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.

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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[Pitman shorthand symbol] we are duly in receipt of your letter

[Pitman shorthand symbol] your favor of a reply is duly requested

[Pitman shorthand symbol] yours of [?] is duly received

[Pitman shorthand symbol] for their [illegible]

[Pitman shorthand symbol] as it is evident

[Pitman shorthand symbol] we beg to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of yesterday's date

[Pitman shorthand symbol] In reply to your letter of yesterday's date

[Pitman shorthand symbol] we shall be glad to receive your reply

[Pitman shorthand symbol]

[Pitman shorthand symbol] in the course of a few days

[Pitman shorthand symbol] we are in receipt of your memorandum of yesterdays date

[Pitman shorthand symbol] it is evident

[Pitman shorthand symbol] contents of which we have duly noted

[Pitman shorthand symbol] there's no necessity

[Pitman shorthand symbol] who have had the

[Pitman shorthand symbol] so there are

[Pitman shorthand symbol] with much pleasure

[Pitman shorthand symbol] to be left till called for

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