October 26. My wife with her sister Eleanor
returned from St. John, N.B., where they had
spent the summer with their father and
On Dec. 11. engages Mary Doylan, from Inion
as a general servant.
Percy Selwyn came in now and again, and
a number of friends, including Prof. & Mrs. Pencie,
McConnell, McInnes, McEavy and Johnston
dropped in on Sundays and holidays.
From Capt. Wm Robinson we got a beautiful
box of fresh Lake Winnipeg Whitefish.
I had received some encouragement to
apply for the position of Professor of Geology
in the University of Toronto, vacant through the
resignation of Professor Chapman, so I collected
a number of Testamonials from geologists in
England and the United States, but later I
decided not to apply for the position, so did
not use them.
My wife was expecting a child, and on
Dec. 31st her mother, Mrs. Carey, arrived from
St. John to live with us for some time.
About the end of the year I received a
letter (attached) from Elliott Conas about the
David Thompson journals, though he did not
mention or suggest that he was publishing extracts
from them in his book on the Henry and Thompson