RBCM Archives

Series MS-3200 - [Journals]

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  • 1847-1853, 1872-1873, 1876, 1884-1895 (Creation)

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Series consists of eight hardbound journals and five softcover day books.

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Series consists of handwritten journals covering briefly Roberts time as a youth in Ireland, his work as a missionary in Upper Canada at the “Six Nations Indians’ parsonage,” Cayuga Mission, and his missionary work on Kuper Island. The predominant portion of his journals cover his years on Kuper Island (1890-1904). Topics focus on agricultural concerns and his relationship with the New England Company. The journals summarize the daily affairs on Kuper Island. In brief journal entries, Roberts documents the indigenous experience of colonial settlement and economy, noting the waves of disease, the annual travel for fishing and canning, and the struggle to maintain cultural practices such as the potlatch.

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Some journals in need of conservation treatment.

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Many of the journals have been copied onto microfilm.

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Accession(s): 91-7430

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