Reverend Robert James Roberts Diary 1892 (A/E/R54/R54 1892)
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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Mild Cloudy Rain Snow (underlined)
All are working in swamps, letting off water, one of my Ever......fied (a ...) It was 3 or 4 of pm before boat returned. 2 hrs 8 frames (?) stay ...right (?) Percy & I had much consultations with ... re ... building of this ,,, . Snow tonight but I think it is ... to sleep,
the ... went away about 11 of (?) Percy helped, with (?) their (...?) as far as Josling Point, great flood in ? low ground ? of water across the road, I drained it off. Covered drains and (? of walk to carry off the water , there is ?