April 17 The snowdrops and hepatica were in
bloom for the first time in our garden today
I attended in uniform the State Reception
at Government House.
Apl 20 (or 27) I attended as one of the officers
of the G.G.F.G. at the Drawing Room given by the
Gov. General and Lady Aberdeen. My wife and her
sister were also present, my wife wearing
a gown of white silk, court veil and feathers,
and bouquet of lillies of the valley.
1895 Apl 29. Bishop Newnham of Moosonee was
in Ottawa, and on the evening of this day he gave
a lecture in St. John's Hall on his diocese, but as he
had not yet visited the Churchill section of his
diocese, he asked me to help him by talking and
showing lantern slides about that part of his country
which I did. I also read portions of a letter
from Mr. Lofthouse from York, dated march 8th, attached
In May I sent off by the H.B. Co. ship from
Quebec to Churchill six bags of clothes that we
collected in Ottawa to Mr. Lofthouse at Churchill
The Company did not charge for transportation
I also got word from Pierre DesChambault that
he was sending my field glasses, but when they
arrived they proved to be an old pair of his own.
On June 1st I was gazetted Captain in the G.G.F.G.
I was very late getting instructions for my
summer work this year, as Dr. Dawson, the
director said that he was very short of funds
for the general work of the Dept., and it was
about the middle of June before he gave me