October 2-3, 1886

October Saturday 2 1886

Up at 5 – Went up the river in canoe
with Green & defined reserve – left Glendale Cove at 7-45 & steamed
to Turnour Island – Village &
Gilford Islands – marked reserves
for each – also “Dead point” – &
Potlatch at Village Island.
Grave yard on Sail Island –
Anchored in Grebe Island
Cove – Bonwick Island 6-30

Sunday 3

Left Grebe Cove at 7- AM – fine
morning Arrived at Alert Bay at
9-30. Pidcock came on board
& handed me two letters fr. Tuck
re obstructions to survey at Metlakatla
to which I sent a reply.
Heavy rain – called on Revd. & Mrs.
Hall – & afterwards went to
service in the Indian church.
Pidcock dined & lunched on board.


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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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