January Wednesday 13 1886
Raining very mild – afternoon
very fine & spring like – Carry & Puss
went for a walk – Cornwall paid
us a visit – John returned with
Carry. —– Mrs Creases fancy ball
Carry Puss & Frank & Brian Drake[*1]
went in Transfer Carriage & they called
for John & Grace.
A severe snow storm during
the night – blowing a gale from the
N. E. very cold. Carry laid up with
bad cold – Green[*2] came out & worked
for a couple of hours.
Send a small supply of coal to
[*1]Brian Halsey Drake, son of
neighbour to the O’Reillys at
Point Ellice House
[*2]Ashdown Henry Green
Clerk and surveyor with
Indian Reserve Commission
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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.