August 25-26, 1886

August Wednesday 25 1886

Pony Carriage & Transfer
In Office – Powell received
letters from Vowell [*1], Col. Baker & Anderson re Indians at
Kootenay. – Chas. Todd
called with reference to right
of way at Coal Harbour
Admiral & Garforth lunched & dined. Powell left for Kootenay
Freeman commenced work

[overwritten text]
Frank went in
Triumph to see
the gun practice

Thursday 26

Pony Carriage & Transfer
In Office – Long chat with
J.W.T. Also with Mason
re sale to C.P.R. Syndicate
of right of way through lots at
Coal Harbour.


[*1] Arthur Wellesley Vowell
(1841-1918) gold
commissioner and stipendiary
magistrate for Kootenay in
1886, later became Indian
Reserve Commissioner after
retirement of Peter O’Reilly
in 1898.

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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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