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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Percy and R Clarke went in the Julia to Chemainus. They brought back foundation stone for Severne's tomb. I was at Sunday ? Got Hanson and Robbie to help me repair barnyard fence. Johnny Peter and his boy called. I gave him a paper which had come for him. Had an "attack" in the study but got over it. 1 lamb today (mine, a ram)