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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Sunday 1st Continued January 1893
back with us to help I'm [?] as P. thought it was going to blow hard but we had little wind until until we was close to your bay. Near Bluff Deena and R went ahead in the jolly boat. R. to see to the cattle "Soon" had tried to get them all in. He had a tremendous fire in the house. Room excessively warm. To bed about 1/2 past 11pm.