January Friday 29 1886
Raining till about 9. am.
Fine bright clear day. — Went
out for a couple of days hours in
my chair. —- Reardan called
to day he has made up his mind to
go to Samoa Islands.
Drake returned from England.
Large party, dancing, at Pooleys
Carry Puss Grace Frank &
John went. Carriage. Nicola
Fine day – Green came out gave
him cheque for his pay & allowances
Frank went with him to shoot
the last day of the season, got
a grouse & quail.
Harvey called – also Alice & Nelly
Drake & Mrs D. — Joe & Julia [*1]
Carry & Puss went to inquire for
John dined with us.
[*1] Joseph Trutch and his wife
Julia (née Hyde)
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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.