April 29-30, 1886

April Thursday 29 1886
Cold raw day – blowing
hard very dusty.
Drove to say good bye to Mrs. Jackson
then to office –
Jackson & wife Nelly Ward &
Tom Drake left for England.
Paid Mrs Charles a visit.
Ward spoke to me re loan to Anderson
$2500. Austin [DO] re Gillie

Friday 30
Raining heavily very cold
At [Law] office all the forenoon.
Smithe approved all the survey
reserves presented except Ashcroft
& Fountain No. 3 which were laid [out]
saw J.W.T. re. payment to Nepa Inds
objected to by Smithe [*1].


[*1] William Smithe (1842-1887)
Chief Commissioner of Lands and
Works, 7th Premier of BC (1883-87)

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Peter O’Reilly’s 1886 diary has been transcribed by volunteers and staff at Point Ellice House Museum & Gardens and is for informational purposes only. Researchers interested in this diary are advised to consult the original document housed at the Royal British Columbia Museum & Archives, found in MS-2894, the O’Reilly family fonds.

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