After surveying Bloodvein river we continued
to Selkirk where we arrived on Oct. 6. just as a
heavy snow storm set it
The details of my work for the summer
are given in the Summary Report of the Geological
Survey for 1895, and in the Report on Lake Winnipeg
published in 1900, after I left the Survey.
The work was rather monotonous.
Nothing very interesting happened, the rocks
where seen, were very similar throughout
so that there did not seem to be any
interesting geological problems to solve, except
perhaps with regard to the movement of the
ice during the Glacial Period, and I did not get
the key to that until 1912, when I went down
the Hayes and down the Severn River, and
determined the existence of the Patrician
Glaciate, with its centre east of Lake Winnipeg.
On Oct 9th I left Winnipeg for Fort William
when I took the S.S. Manitoba for Owen Sound
and then the train to Weston, where my father
was in great pain with Sciatica. I stayed
there for most of a week, returning to Ottawa
on Saturday the 19th, getting the keys of my
house from Percy Selwyn.
The following day I attended Church Parade
with the G.G.F.G. that being the first day
that General Gascoigne was present with the troops
During the preceeding year I had been placed in
command of No. 5 Company on succession to Capt.