February 28 – March 1, 1886

February Sunday 28 1886

Slight frost. Carry Frank & Puss
went to the Cathedral morning
& evening. Bishop Silitoe preached
in the morning.
Sir M. B. B. lunched. Forbes
Vernon called. Also J.W.T. & John
& Alfred Brealey who with his
sister & Arthur leave for Burton
Prairie in the morning.

March Monday 1

Hard frost. Up at 7.
Charley worked.
Ohlson worked ½ day – pruned
the creepers & fruit trees.
Green came out with the accts.
gave him cheques for him, & my pay.
Goodacre [*1] sent a load of bones.
The Admiral, Garford, & Jenns [*2]
J.W.T. went up country to
inspect Railway.


[*1] Lawrence Goodacre
(1843–1925) was a butcher in

[*2] Reverend Percival Jenns
(1834–1915) Rector of St
John’s Anglican Church

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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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