Courtland Olds Diary, 1866

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Courtland Olds Diary, 1866

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January 1, 1866

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Courtland Olds Diary Collection

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{printed} THE

CANADIAN

POCKET DIARY,

FOR

1866.

TORONTO:

PUBLISHED BY BROWN BROS

66 King Street East.

{Handwritten:}

Courtland C. Olds {words illegible} 1866

{phases of the moon for November and December shown on verso}

January, MONDAY 1. 1866

Passed this day very pleasantly, visiting etc Mr J. B. Carpenters & sundry other places. Attended a {taxs?} meeting in the Simcoe Weselyan Church at night, at which they realised some $2800 By subscription & otherwise.

TUESDAY, 2

Arrived at home from the Tea meeting about {?} o'clock this monring {Word? Looks like Genlained} at home during the day and employed myself principally in preparing for the coming term at College, &c.


WEDNESDAY 3

Headed for Old {Brie?}. this monring in company with {Rev.?} W.H {Knoson?} and after a {very?} pleasant & successful trip arrived at our destination in the afternoon or night at 9 oclock

January, THURSDAY, 4 1866.

Attended my classes to day for the first time. Professor Havens{?} gave me some good advice, in stead of a lecture on Chemistry. It begins to be exceedingly cold to day, for the first.

FRIDAY, 5

Cold as Greenland to day. & we are congratulating ourselves on our good fortune in coming back to College before the cold weather commenced. got along pretty well in classes {illegible}

SATURDAY, 6

Wrote a letter home to day and to Hamilton besides one or two others. had a good skate in the afternoon, after which I commenced the attac{k} on my studies as usual.

January SUNDAY, 7 1866.

Attended church to day in {illegible} for the first time since the holidays & heard the Rev. Charles Lavall preach both morning and evening To day is the first sunday of the {illegible} year of the M{illegible}.

MONDAY, 8.

Dr. Harris gave us our second lecture in Organic Chemistry which was as tough as usual to get out{?}. Attended my other classes as usual to day.

TUESDAY, 9

A grind in our Chemistry which came pretty hard for some of the boys. But I happened to escape. Did tolerably well in my other classes to day for a wonder.

January WEDNESDAY, 10 1866

Had a pretty hard time to day in my french class which I think some of taking Composition & Rhetoric in stead Bought a ticket for the seacomb dodgers skating on Mitchells Rink.

THURSDAY, 11

Asked Dr. Nellys' advice in refference to the advantage to be derived from continuing french & came to the conclusion to take Composition & Rhetoric in stead. Had a fine skate in the afternoon.

FRIDAY, 12

Our lecture in Chemistry to day was a jaw braker: with my other class I succeeded as well as is usual. Put {2 words illegible} on my shoes in the afternoon, & went out for a skate in the evening

January, SATURDAY, 13 1866

Spent the forenoon in studying my {illegible} composition & Rhetoric &c. Wrote a letter to the Family besides. Had a pleasant walk in the afternoon, after which I wrote out my Chemistry, & reviewed it with Bates.

SUNDAY, 14

Attended class meeting this morning at nine o'clock, and church at eleven where I heard the Rev. Chas. Lavalle preach and a lecture in the afternoon from Dr. Nelles, on thought.

MONDAY, 15

An exceedingly cold day, not so cold, however, as to hinder me from my work. Had an excellent lecture in Organic Chemistry to day. In the afternon I wrote out my Chemistry notes etc.

January TUESDAY, 16 1866

A very stormy day to day, the storm consisting of wind and snow. Attended a lecture by E. P. Ho{illegible} P.H.D. on Geology got along very well in my other classes; went out for a walk after dinner, etc.

WEDNESDAY, 17

Storm not over yet but continued much of the day; had a lecture in organic Chemistry this morning, on formulation. Had a skate after dinner, after which I went out for a walk in the storm.

THURSDAY, 18

Attended a lecture in organic chemistry this morning, went out with Well. Carpenter for a walk, after which I studied until church time when I heard the Rev. Chas. L{illegible}.

Januarry FRIDAY, 19 1866

Good old friday for ever!! Attended my classes this morning, as usual. After prayers went out for a walk with Bates after which I wrote a letter home & one to the Factory which was the best work done on Friday.

SATURDAY, 20

After prayers this morning I went out fo ra walk with Bates for half an hour or so; after which I studied until dinner time, after dinner I sawed some wood & in the evening studied & wrote a letter.

SUNDAY, 21

Attended class meeting this morning at {illegible} after which we wet to church. Had a short walk with Frank Springer after dinner after which we spent the evening in conversing on various subjects etc.

January MONDAY, 22 1866

Attended my classes this morning as usual. Dr. Haris{?} gave us a lecture in chemistry etc. Had a short walk with Bates after dinner. studied from half past three until eight, & then had a {illegible}.

TUESDAY, 23

Attended lectures in Geology and Chemistry as usual today. Went out skating from two to five and from five to seven studied & after this {illegible] from eight until ten.

WEDNESDAY, 24

Had a lecture{?} in Chemistry this morning, succeded tolerably well in my other classes today. Wrote my notes on chemistry after dinner after which I had a good skate for a couple of hours.

January THURSDAY, 25 1866.

A very stormy day to day; attended my classes as usual. wrote out my notes on chemistry after dinner went out for a walk afterwards Commenced studying about 3{?} & continued until church time.

FRIDAY, 26

A lecture this morning in Chemistry and also one Geology. Went out walking with Lewis after dinner and back about four, wrote out my chemistry notes, and, had a very pleasant skate on Mitchels rink.

SATURDAY, 27

Spent the forenoon in studying, and the afternoon in writing letters to the females of H.F.C. went out for a skate with Lewis and had a fine time studied my lessons until bed-time etc.

January SUNDAY, 28 1866

Spent the morning in reading Bunyan's Pilgrims Progress. Attended chur h at 11 AM where the Rev. Chas. {Levalle?} preached. Had a walk after dinner with Bates. Heard the President (Jones) Preach at night.

MONDAY, 29

Received our last lecture in Organic chemistry this morning. Attended to my other classes as usual. Wrote out my notes on chemistry after dinner after which I went out for a skate {too?} MItchells Pointe.

TUESDAY, 30

Attended the {grind?} in chemistry this morning, Had a lecture in Geology went out after dinner with Bates. & had a very pleasant walk after which I studied most of the time until 9 o'clock.

January WEDNESDAY, 31 1865

Examination in chemistry this morning, Attended my other classes as usual. Had a very pleasant walk after dinner with Rev. W. H. {Rousom?} after which I studied until 7 o'clock, when I went to the masquerade at Mitchels rink.

February THURSDAY, 1

Attended my classes this morning as usual. went out fo a skate in the afternoon and had a pleasant time. Studied from 5 to 7 1/2 o'clock when I went to church and heard the Rev. {Mr. Kelburn?} preach.

FRIDAY, 2

{?} in chemistry this morning & had a lecture in Geology etc. Spent a {part?} of the afternoon skating on Mitchels Rink. Called the Miss {?}this evening with the Rev. M{illegible}. Studied from 6 to 9 o'clock &c.

February SATURDAY, 3 1866

Went out this morning, before prayers for a walk, attended prayers as usual. Had a very pleasant time skating this afternoon on Mitchels rink, after which I wrote a letter home & one to the H. F. College.

SUNDAY, 4

Attended the Episcopalean church this morning in company with W. W. Bates. Spent most of the afternoon in reading the Pilgrims Progress. Heard the President of the Conference preach at night.

MONDAY, 5

Attended my classes this morning as usual. Had a lecture in Electricity for the first time. Went out for a walk after dinner, after which I studied until half past seven when I attended an excellent love-feast.

February TUESDAY, 6 1866

Attended a lecture on electricity this morning and my other recitations as usual. Wrote my electricity notes after dinner after which I had an extra good skate until 5 o'clock, when I went home. & studied till bed time.

WEDNESDAY, 7

Dr. H gave us a {?} in organic chemistry this morning. Geology and Rhetoric as usual.Studied untill four o'clock, after which I had a very pleasant skate until six. Spent the rest of the evening over my book.

THURSDAY, 8

We were favored with a lecture in electricity this morning attended the classes as usual. Wrote out my notes on electricity after dinner after which I had another pleasant two hour skate on Mitchels Rink. studied until bed time.

February FRIDAY, 9 1866.

Was favoured with a {slope?} this morning, on E. Oher classes as usual. Went out for a skate after dinner & had a very pleasant time. Attended a social in the evening at Mr. C. C. Fields on King Street a good time too.

SATURDAY, 10

Attended prayer at nine after which I wrote a letter to Miss C. Had a pleasant walk after dinner from one end of King Street to the other after which I cut some wood & then studied my Geology etc. etc.

SUNDAY, 11

Spent the morning in reading the Bible & Pilgrims Progress. Went to the Presbyterian Church at 11 o'clock where I heard the Rev. Mr. {Linz?} preach. Heard the Rev. Mr. Rolson lecture in the evening.

February MONDAY, 12 1866.

Had a very interesting lecture in elecricity this morning, other recitations as usual. Wrote out my electricity notes after dinner after which I went out for a walk, & called on Miss Burke, for a few minutes. Studied till 9.

TUESDAY, 18

A lecture in E. this morning as usual. Attended my other classes besides. Wrote out my notes on electricity after dinner after which I had a walk until five. studied until seven when I had a sort of a grind on E. with Bates.

WEDNESDAY, 14.

Recited in electricity this morning for the first time, did very well. {S---ed} Geology and Rhetoric for the first time. {Went?} to the B. at {?} o'clock. Studied until prayers. Had a walk with Bates after dinner &c.

February THURSDAY, 15 1866.

Dr. Harris gave us a lecture on electricity this morning. Attended my Rhetoric and Geology classes as usual. Attended a meeting held in the Town hall, by the Rev. Dr. Ryerse on the subject of {Communal?} schools.

FRIDAY, 16

A slope from E. this morning and had a lecture in Geology, Rhetoric as usual, An awfully cold and stormy day spent most of the afternoon s{illegible}ing and reviewing Geology. Wrote a letter home in the evening.

SATURDAY 17

Attended prayers this morning after which I went to the P. Q. and, for a walk to the P.O. and, for a walk with Frank {?}ssinger. Had a pleasant skate after dinner and walk afterwrds with Lewis. Spent the evening at Mr. Brookes.

February SUNDAY, 18 1866.

Heard the Rev. William Stephenson preach this morning at the Methodist Church. Went out for a walk with Springer & Bates after dinner. Read Richard Weaver {senior?} till church time. Heard the Rev. Dr. Harper preach to night.

MONDAY, 19

Attended my classes this morning as usual, Wrote {illegible} {illegible} after {dinner?} Had a walk with C{illegible} after dinner. Attend a missionary meeting in our church & heard speeches from the Rev'd's Messrs. Bredin, E. B. Harper, Stephenson, & Griffin.

TUESDAY, 20

Had a lecture in E. this morning, and grind in Geology. Mr. Harris, Miss {illegible} and Miss {Grifin?} visited our classes in E. and Geology this morning. Wrote out my Lectures after dinner after which I went out for a walk & then studied until bed-time.

February WEDNESDAY, 21 1866.

Examination in E. this morning; attended other classes as usual. Had the pleasure of enjoying a very pleasant skate this afternoon after which I spent the evening in reading over my Geology & Rhetoric &c.

THURSDAY, 22

Attended a lecture in electricity this morning, and afterwards the Biology class as usual. Went out for a walk with chum after dinner & afterwards I wrote out my notes on E. Studied {mostly?} until bed time.

FRIDAY, 23

Attended the electricity grind this morning, a lecture in Geology, and Rhetoric as usual. Spent the afternoon in writing an essay & in reading. Attended a Presbyterian social at Miss Jeffries, & a dry one too.

February SATURDAY, 24 1866

Busied myself most of the forenoon in writing an essay on labor for R{illegible}. Read over my Geology lesson after dinner, after which I went out with chum for a walk spent the evening in writing letters & {illegible}

SUNDAY, 25

Read until church time when I heard, the Rev. R. Jones, President of the Canada Conference preach. Had a short walk after dinner, spent the remainder of the afternoon in reading. Heard the Rev.Thomas {Wolsy?} preach at night.

MONDAY, 26

Attended a lecture in electricity this morning, other classes as usual. Wrote out my notes on eletricity after dinner after which I had a good skate. Called on the Rev. Thomas {Wolsy?} at 6 o'clock. Attended his leture at the {illegible} Church on the K. {illegible}

February TUESDAY, 27 1866

We were favoured with a {slope?} in E. this morning. Had a lecture in Geology, Rhetoric as usual. Went out for a walk after dinner & had a pleasant time. Attended to my studying until bed time.

WEDNESDAY, 28

Attended a lecture in electricity, {illegible}, Geology and Rhetoric as usual. Had a walk with {Washington?} Carpenter after our classes were over. Walked with Bates two hours, after which I wrote out my notes on electricity.

March THURSDAY, 1

Lecture in electricity this morning. Attended the Geology & Rhetoric classes as usual. Went out for a walk with Bates and had a pleasant time. Wrote out my E. notes after four. Spent the evening in pareparing for the future.

March FRIDAY, 2 1866

Attended a grind in electricity this morning, also a lecture in Geology, Rhetoric as usual. After dinner I went out with Springer and Bates for a walk up the old Peterborough road. Spent the rest of the day in writing & reading.

SATURDAY, 3

Attended prayers this morning. Had a walk with {Weld?} until ten spent a few hours talking with the boys studied most of the afternoon and wrote a letter at night, to the Hamilton College.

SUNDAY, 4

Read until nine when i attended class-meeting. I went to the English Church at eleven, after which we dined and went to a Catholic funeral. Went out with Springer for a walk at three o'clock.

March MONDAY 5 1866

Dr. H{illegible} gave us a {illegible} lecture in electricity this morning. Attended to the Rhetoric and Geology classes as usual. Wrote out my notes on E. after dinner after which I went out with Day for a walk. Studied until bedtime.

TUESDAY, 6

Attended an examination in E. this morning. Geology and Rhetoric as usual. Went out with {Wilb?} for a walk & had a pleasant time. Walked a couple of horus after dinner. Spent the evening studying.

WEDNESDAY, 7

Dr. Harris gave us a very interesting lecture on electricity this morning. Geology and Rhetoric as usual. Wrote out my E. notes after dinner, after which I went out for a walk. Had a windy time.

March THURSDAY, 8 1866

{Great?} grind in E. this morning. Attended to my other classes as usual. Spent a couple of hours in walking and had my {illegible} time {illegible} over in Geology and Rhetoric &c for {her?} {illegible}, before {illegible}

FRIDAY, 9

Dr. Harris gave us a lecgture in E. this morning. Had a lecture in Geology. Rhetoric as usual. Had a short walk with Day and called on Miss {Burke?} Had a pleasant time. Got home at 6 when I went to work at {an essay?}

SATURDAY 10

Attended prayers at nine this morning as usual on Saturdays. Studied most of the forenoon at my Geology and Rhetoric, Had a very pleasant walk with William {Whately?}. Spent the evening in writing to H{word obscured}

March SUNDAY, 11 1866.

Spent most of the forenoon in reading Richard Weaver. and, other works. A very disagreeable day. Spent the afternoon in reading. Attended the Methodist church in the evening, where Rev. Jones preached.

MONDAY, 12

Attended Dr. Harris' lecture in electricity this morning. Geology class and Rhetoric as usual. Wrote out my E. notes after dinner after which I went out for a walk until five. Studied from five until bed time as usual.

TUESDAY, 18

Attended an old fashioned grind in electricity this morning and a lecture in Geology &c. Read after dinner until four. Went out for a walk & called on Mr. Brook Joseph: had a pleasant time. Met with Miss Higgins.

March WEDNESDAY, 14 1866

Somewhat unwell to day, having a severe attack of sore throat. {Went?} out to attend the lecture in electricity. Wrote out my E. notes, and read {illegible} before dinner. Studied most of the afternoon. I had a short walk.

THURSDAY, 15

We have had rainy weather since last Saturday, & still it rains. Attended a grind in E. this morning also one in Geology. Had a short walk after dinner with Springer. Attended church this evening and heard Laird preach.

FRIDAY, 16

Dr. Harris gave us a lecture in electricity this morning. Attended to the Geology as usual. Had a pleasant walk after dinner after which I called on Miss Higgins. Spent the evening in reading {illegible} Brown at Oxford with Springer.

March SATURDAY, 17 1866

Went to prayers at nine. Spent a half hour or so in walking with Springer. Spent the day in reading Tom Brown at Oxford. Had a short walk with Wil. towards night. Exceedingly cold to day.

SUNDAY, 18

Spent the forenoon in reading sundry books: Tom Brown &c. Did not go to church this morning, on account of the s{t}orm. Continued until church time. Heard the Rev. Chas. Lavell preach. had a walk after church &c.

MONDAY, 19

Dr. Harris gave us a lecture this morning. Attended {the?} recitations as usual. Finished up Tom Brown before prayer time. Saw the Vollunteers march to station & back, after which had a walk with J. Kingston.

March TUESDAY, 20 1866

Attended a thorough examination in E. this morning. Other classes as usual. Went out for a walk after dinner. Called on Miss Brooke for a few mintues. Spent most of the evening in reading over my Geology.

WEDNESDAY, 21

Dr. Harris gave us an interesting lecture on telegraphing this morning. Read an hour or two in {illegible} before prayers. Went out with {illegible} for a walk after dinner. Spent the evening in studying as usual, of {illegible}.

THURSDAY, 22

Attended a period in E. this morning. Geology &c. as usual. Received a very welcome letter from home this morning with money & news &c. Had a pleasant walk after dinner. Called on some of the {illegible}. Spent the evening in studying as usual.

March FRIDAY, 23 1866

Attended a lecture in E. this morning also a lecture in Geology &c. Had a very pleasant walk after dinner with friend Campbell. Attended the debate of the {illegible} {illegible} to night for the last time.

SATURDAY, 24

Wrote a letter to C{rumb?} this morning, also one to Bowlby and to Hamilton & home &c. Had a pleasant walk after dinner, {illegible} {illegible}. Read over the Geology. Wrote out some E. Had a good talk &c.

SUNDAY, 25

Went to the local {illegible{} church this morning & Heard President Jones preach to the Soldiers. Spent most of the day in reading my bible and some other books. Attended the Methodist Church to night.

March MONDAY, 26 1866

Attended another lecture in electricity this monring. Other classes as usual. Wrote out my notes before and after dinner. Went out for a walk at four, and walked till six in company with Jackson, Carrol & J. Kingston. {illegible}

TUESDAY, 27

Examination in electricity this monring. Went to {illegiblew} at eleven. Read until prayer time. Went out after dinner for a walk with Rusell {illegible}. {3 words illegible} these six times. Walked until six. Studied until bed time. &c.

WEDNESDAY, 28

Dr. Harris gave us another lecture in electriity this monring. Geology &c. as usual. Wrote out notes in E. till {illegible} & continued the work after dinner until three. Went out for a walk. Fell in with Well. Studied from 6 till bed time.

March THURSDAY, 29 1866

Attended a lecture on the eletricity this morning as usual. Wrote out my notes on electricity before prayers. Went out with Well. Carpenter for a walk. Went to chuirch too night & heard the Rev. Mr. R{illegible} preach.

FRIDAY, 30

Went up to Port Hope this morning in company with Well. Carpenter. Called on Mrs. Griffin Spent the afternoon with the 4 Miss Griffins and Miss {Bigges?}. Had a very pleasant time. Got home by seven.

SATURDAY, 31

Attended prayers this morning at nine. Saw the volunteers depart from C[illegible} for their homes. Spent most of the day in reading over my Geology. Went out for a walk after five. Called at Burkes a few minutes.

April SUNDAY, 1 1866

Went up to see Bates this morning. Went to the Catholic church at eleven. Had a very pleasant walk after dinner with {illegible} Springer. Attended the Bible Christian church this evening.

MONDAY, 9

Studied until nine when I attended the Dr's lecture in electricity and Geology. Wrote out my notes before prayers. Went out for a walk after dinner after which I cut some wood. Spent this evening in reviewing my electricity & Geology classes.

TUESDAY, 3

Attended one of Harris's real old-fashioned grinds this morning, also a lecture on Geology which was quite interesting. Went down to the photographer after dinner, and had a negative taken. Talked until six. Studied until bed time.

April WEDNESDAY, 4 1866

The Dr. favoured us with a lecture on electricity this morning, also a very interesting lecture on the relation of Geology to religion. Wrote out my notes before prayers. Had a walk up the old C. VP. route.

THURSDAY, 5

Dr. Harris gave us a very nice lecture this morning on the relation of Geology to religion. Went out for a walk after dinner. Called on the Misses Burkes at five and heard Thos. Cotting preach at {illegible}

FRIDAY, 6

Attended an excellent lecture on Geology this monring also {3 words illegible} Went out with Will. Carpenter for a walk, after I had finished writing out my notes. Read until bed time.

April SATIURDAY, 7 1866

Went out for a walk with {illegible} after prayers. Spent the remainder of the forenoon in reading. Went out afternoon for a walk. Called on one of my lady friends Miss B. &c. Went up to the station at half past nine.

SUNDAY, 8

Spent a few hours in reading, &c. Went to church this morning. Heard {illegible} Adams preach. Went out after dinner With {A?} Springer for a walk, up the old P{illegible}. Heard the Rev. Mr. Jones preach this evening &c.

MONDAY, 9

The Dr. gave us another lecture this morning on E. Attended Geology as usual. Wrote out my notes on electricity before prayers. Had a walk with Bleecker. Went to Wills room for a few minutes &c.

April TUESDAY, 10 1866

Dr. Harris gave us our last lecture on electricity this morning. Commenced our review in Geology. Wrote out my E. notes before prayers. Got a letter from home to day, & with it a supply of {lin?}, &c.

WEDNESDAY, 11

Attended an examination in electricity this morning, also in Geology. Went to P.O. & for a walk with Springer before prayers. Had a short walk after dinner. Spent the evening in reviewing.

THURSDAY, 12

Another examination to day in organic Chemistry. Sloped Geology for several {sessions?}. Paid up several little bills to day and came out square all around. Spent the afternoon in walking, talking, studying.

April FRIDAY, 13 1866

Was examined this monring on Organic Chemistry. Geology as usual. Had a pleasant walk before prayers. Called on Mis Brooke in the afternoon & had a pleasant visit. Attended to the {illegible} doings {several words illegible} &c.

SATURDY, 14

Read this morning until prayertime. Had a walk after prayers with Well. Carpenter. Spent most of the afternoon in reviewing Geology. Went out with F. M. Springer after four, for a walk until six. Spent the evening in reviewing organic chemistry.

SUNDAY, 15

Went out this monring for a walk from nine to ten. Went to examination at eleen & heard the Rev. Chas. {Lowell?} preach. Went out with {illegible} in the afternoon for a walk. Attended church this evening and heard President Jones.

April MONDAY, 16 1866

Attended another of the Doctors Grinds in Chemisty and Geology. Read Tennyson's 'Enid' before prayers. Had a short walk after dinner. spent most of the afternoon in reading & reviewing electricity.

TURSDAY, 17

Attended a grind in electricity this morning, & {illegible} in the Geological cabinet. Spent a few minutes in the cabinet again after dinner. Went out with J. Carrol on a fossil hunt from three to six.

WEDNESDAY, 18

Was present at the examination this morning. Spent an hour in the Geological cabinet. Read Tennyson until prayers. Spent another hour in the Cabinet after dinner. Went out with Springer for a walk. Studied till bed time.

April THURSDAY, 19 1866

Grind in E. this morning as usual. After which I spent an hour or so in the Geological Cabinet. After dinner I went out on a Geological {illegible} in company with {illegible} under the leadership of one {illegible} Dr. Edwd. Harris.

FRIDAY, 20

After the examination this morning had a good long walk after which I read the {illegible} until prayers. Went out again after dinner for a fossil hunt with John Sanders. Got back by six. Spent the evening in studying etc.

SATURDAY, 21

Went out for a walk after prayers. After which I read until seven. Went out after dinner with Frank Springer for a walk and called at Brookes for a few minutes. Continued our walk until six. Studied until bed time.

April SUNDAY, 22 1866

Went out this morning for a walk. Called at the Brookes &c. wth {Louis?}. Heard the Rev. Mr. R{illegible} preach at eleven. The President of the Conference gave us a short {illegible} in the College Chappel {illegible}.

MONDAY, 23

Attended another tough grind in E. this morning. Went to the P.O. & from there to Louis's room with Springer remained there until one. Spent most of the afternoon in reading, & pluging up for examinations.

TUESDAY, 24

After the examination this morning went to the {illegible} and also for a walk. Had a good puff after dinner. Sawed a little wood for exercise and had a pleasant walk with John Sanders. Studied E until bed-time.

April WEDNESDAY, 25 1866

Went out with Springer for a walk after examination in E. was over and {several words illegible} taking a {pull?} at our cigars. A short walk after dinner. Studied most of the afternoon. Called {illegible} &c.

THURSDAY, 23

Attended my examinations all {illegible} today, but failed to be called on. Went out with Springer after dinner for a walk {illegible} &c. Went {as usual?} to Burkes. Spent the evening in studying up for my final examination.

FRIDAY, 27

The final examiniation came off in my classes. Got along better than I expected. We had a number of {illegible} to our examination in Geology. Went down afternoon & {illegible} for my negatives. Springer & I had a social chat {illegible}

April SATURDAY, 28 1866

Went down to the school with Louis. Had a havanna &c. Attended prayers. Spent the forenoon in reading. Went out again with L. Louis for a walk. Went down to E{illegible} {illegible} with Springer & had a great "hoe down."

SUNDAY, 29

Spent the morning in reading my Bible. Went out for a short walk, and read over old letters with Springer until dinner time. Spent the afternoon in reading singing & smoking etc. {one sentence illegible}

MONDAY, 30

Went down to the {boat?} after breakfast. Had a comfortable chat & smoke with Springer. Called on Mr. Burkes people & spent the afternoon pleasantly with them. Attended a lecture on Italy by {illegible} F{illegible}.

May TUESDAY, 1 1866

Spent a few hours in reading this {remainder of entry illegible]

WEDNESDAY, 2

This is the long looked for Con{vocation?} day. Spent the first part of the day in the company of a few of the Students. {Heard?} the sophomore address to Dr Harris &c. Attended Convocation at the {illegible} in the evening &c.

THURSDAY, 3

Started for home this monring at two oclock on the Passport. Had a very pleasant trip to Hamilton. Went from Hamiton to Calledonia in company with John Saunders; Where I put up for the night.

May FRIDAY, 4 1866

Spent the forenoon in looking around Calledonia, and in {illegible} the views &c. Started for home by the {illegible} at one o'clock. Arrived at Jarvis at about four and found Pa waiting, at home by six o'clock.

SATURDAY, 5

Had a very pleasant visit last night with the Rev. Dr. W{illegible}, wife, and Miss Jones. Spent this day in puting things straight, and arranging matters generally. Made some stakes for hop-{illegible}

SUNDAY, 6

Remained at home this forenoon, occupied in reading. Went to church at half past two. Spent the remainder of the day in reading my Bible &c. Enjoyed this my first sunday at home very much.

May MONDAY, 7 1866

Worked this forenoon at making stakes for the hop-yard. Wrote a letter to Hamilton after dinner. Spent the remainder of the afternoon in making stakes, reading &c. {2 words illegible} violin in the evening &c.

TUESDAY, 8

{2 words illegible} in the hop-yard this forenoon. Went to Simco with mother in the afternoon. Met with a number of my old friends, and had a pleasant time generally. A dark time going home in the evening.

WEDNESDAY, 9

Cut some wood this morning, and then went to work seting out hop plants with pa. Continued at this work most of the day. Read some of Longfellow's poems {Tuesday?} night. Wrote a letter to {illegible} at night.

May THURSDAY, 10 1866

Went to work in the hop-yard with pa this morning. Worked much of the day at working the ground and seting out hop-{illegible}. Spent the evening in reading one of Longfellow's poems, The Spanish Student.

FRIDAY, 11

Got out of bed this morning at six and after breakfast went to work in the hop-yard, where I continued at work until five at night. Had a visit from George {illegible} this evening.

SATURDAY, 12

Went to work this morning at my mothers flower beds puting manure on them and {illegible} them {illegible} &c. Walked out to Dover in the afternoon to come home with mother. got home by {six?}

May SUNDAY, 13 1866

On account of the rain this forenoon I remained at home. Spent the time in reading. Went over to George {Burks?} in the afternoon, got back by seven. Continued reading until bed-time.

MONDAY, 14

Went to work in the garden this morning fixing up the currant and goose-berry bushes. Worked at Mas flower-beds an hour or so before noon. Finished fixing the beds. Cleaned out the Woodhouse &c.

TUESDAY, 15

Finished cleaned away chips from the woodhouse this morning. Went down to the lime kiln after diner, toward night & spent an {hour?} or so in looking for fossils. Went to singing school.

May WEDNESDAY, 16 1866

Spent an hour or so this morning in singing over a few new pieces with C{illegible} {illegible} {made?} apple pies {illegible}. Marked out corn ground all the afternoon.

THURSDAY, 17

Spent the forenoon {illegible} marking corn-ground and most of the afternoon. Spent hte evening in reading Longfellow poems and in finishing a letter to F. W. Springer &c.

FRIDAY, 18

Finished marking out the corn-ground this forenoon. Planted carrot seed until after four when I went to Dover. Called on Mr. Bowlbys people for a few minutes.

May SATURDAY, 10 1866

Got up at six this monring & afternon breakfast went over to Geroge B{illegible} after missionary {money?}. {illegible} to John Mathews for the same purpose. Went to Grandfather in the afternoon for his seed drill etc.

SUNDAY, 20

Spent the morning mostly in reading. Went over to the church at {illegible} o'clock and heard a {illegible} preach all about the kindgdom a head most of the afternoon and at night my time was occupied in the {illegible}

MONDAY, 21

Went to Dover this morning with Ma who went to consult the physician. Got home again by {illegible}. Could not work on account of a {illegible} consequently spent the afternoon in reading {illegible} and {illegible}

May TUESDAY, 22 1866

Got out of bed this morning between six and seven o clock to work at corn planting after breakfast; continued at this work most of the day. Spent the evening in writing a letter to {illegible}.

WEDNESDAY, 23

Went to work this morning at planting potatoes, {illegible} the {illegible}, Continued planting all day and At six I praacticed on the violin & spent the evening in finishing a letter.

THURSDAY, 24

Went out to Dover this morning to celebrate the Queen's birthday. Went to Bowlbys and enjoyed myself first rate in the company of Misses {illegible} & Bowlby.

May FRIDAY, 25 1866.

Got home this morning from Bowlbys about nine oclock and went to trimming apple trees. Continued at this work most of the day. Studied some at night.

SATURDAY, 26

Having caught cold in the glands of my neck I was unable to work, so I wrote letters and read most of the day. Went up to Caleb Matthews {illegible} at night.

SUNDAY, 27

This being a cold rainy day I remained at home all day. Spent my time in the forenoon in reading The {illegible} and some of his books. In the afternoon composed a few lines of poetry, and read in Arthurs advice to young ladies.

May MONDAY, 28 1866

Went to work this morning in the barn at cleaning up flaxseed worked at this until noon Started down to {illegible} after dinner with John S{illegible} to get a couple of plows mended. Got a new plough.

TUESDAY, 29

Commenced this monring early to trim trees and kill caterpillars &c. Continued working at this until six o'clock at night when I had {illegible} a three hour practice on my old violin etc.

WEDNESDAY, 30

We got out of bed by five this morning. {illegible} arround some before breakfast trimmed apple trees again all day and at went to writing letters to F. M. Springer's, besides {another?}

May THURSDAY, 31 1866

Worked at trimming thees this morning until dinner when I went I went down to {illegible}s well to if we could wash our sheep. Washed sheep this afternoon got done about f{illegible} Hunted fossils until five &c.

June FRIDAY, 1

Went to Dover this morning after the Doctor for my {sister?} The folks around Dover are quite {illegible} about the Fenians movement. Hoed out some strawberrys. I trimmed trees after noon &c.

SATURDAY 2

Went up to George Matthews this monring to make a couple of hoe handles and sharpen saw &c. Worked in the afternoon at drilling in peas put in four acres by six o'clock. Had a good clean bath before bedtime.

June SUNDAY, 3 1866

Spent this morning in reading. Wrote at a letter to F. M. S. until noon. Went to church in the afternoon and remained to classmeeting. Went home and read &c. until bedtime.

MONDAY, 4

Got up this monring at three and went up to John Matthews for Aunt Lydia to help ma take care of Mary Jane. Wrote letters most of the forenoon. Drilled in peas in the afternoon. Elijah M{an?} came here.

TUESDAY, 5

Spent this forenoon in finishing up a letter to F. M. S. also to E. B. S. Visited with Grandmother and David Old's wife until three, after which I went down to the stone quarry at Mans Mill{?}, to hunt fossil specimens.

June WEDNESDAY, 6 1866

Went to work this monring at planting potatoes, where corn failed to come up. Commenced plowing in the big field at {illegible}. After dinner helped pa {catch?} the {lamb?}s. Plowed until half past five and ploughed some in the {illegible}.

THURSDAY, 7

Started ploughing this monring at half past seven. Continued at it all day, or unitl six o'clock when I {illegible}d out my {illegible}. Practiced on my instrument an hour or so. Went to bed at half past eight.


FRIDAY, 8

Received a letter from {illegible} {Rowson?}, also one from the Hamilton College this morning. Followed the plough to {illegible} and with J. Snively did up some {illegible} work. Had a good puff at a cibgar at night. {illegible} {illegible} &c.

June FRIDAY. 15. 1866. Head to arorte this evening again after forloughing fallen with friendy of the all day and the freight forward {?}

Saturday 16 Again the foremanisms finishing of the throroughly and the commencefeller ferdinand

Sunday 17 Got a liking coming at the sincerity of the gaslows. The formentioning of one candices and to say were skilled. {illegible} like of feelings kind and strongly {?}

Monday 18

This has been a busy evening day, the consequences of {illegible} were. Lore and has fret spreading of that. Keen the tretches is pedeling {illegible} is {illegible} the pray berlin. All are filled after {illegible}. Lemmenced the holder legend.

Tuesday 10 Work over this morning and a effective execision. Both focused to form by mormen. Reach to reading with a friend of farce some that afformentioned along the fog. Had a last {illegible} dajce for freight Lead arrived before {illegible}.


Wednesday 20 Got off this orning at a {illegible} hour. Homes since have acknwledged the good weather. {?}

June THURSDAY, 21 1866

Commencement once agiain. This {illegible} conferencing ergo are that must suceeded in to frwarding of the stray, beyond. Mayard {?}

FRIDAY 22 Headed for the fields again this preoridnance was that to come from the field that was not experienced. Read emel is sworn fellow. Believed it works on apologied I like a pace {illegible}

SATURDAY 23

Headed best regional this one using of the speaker of them. Laveshing of priest Had a pleasant talk with the priest started for the talk that I hoped and offered his condolenses.


SUNDAY 24 Hear the perusement instead and more conviced pray dreamy that of the beholden. {?}

MONDAY 25 Commenced, many alot waste this repressing of cultivity come make of that. Asked the pmart of the afternoon is the bread exact in the acrument of a encasement. Havent the evening and soelmning to come. {?}

TUESDAY 26,

Head to work again this morning of effectively come. Get {illegible} in a concise manner. Know smiled {inelligible} thinking about last evenings meal {?}

June WEDNESDAY 27 1866 Heard the three of this exhausting hangto. Methelbea is there Karen gardese before time. Designated with dreaded heating with the {illegible} of : had after pleasant which with of basically {illegible} efforts; then {illegible}

THURSDAY 28 Commenced work with the promising of lathargic an liking of {illegible} cost in the follow. Hand is begging the follow in the of importance. Predicted once on bay with after forseeing seek {?}


FRIDAY 29 Commenced a {illegible} on the kegs and {illegible} its proportions. Markell of in everliking afront have adhere if commenceceed of bargaining. Befriended with back. Marked of it exceeded a forget have other of commenced to barguessin. Deattached with back of the. Herewell with {illegible} day.


JUNE SATURDAY 30 1866 Parmed of {illegible} to work of digging not changed after I had {illegible} a taller to {illegible}. Head swat to {illegible} after ligering cared for these of collec. Culture after a cancellation and formee by nine.


JULY SUNDAY 1 Teased the concurring in reading. Heard over to {illegible} and alinsea witH {illegible}{illegible}. Head over there everyday. Get forward {illegible} at three o'clock in the {illegible}. Head to dover for a chance in the evening.

MONDAY 2 Head to work this morning and calling for the one. Hes bug effort. {illegible} of it {?} altered Coffer layer with not felled kill {illegible. Stayed {?}

==July Tuesday, 3 1866 ==

July MONDAY 9 1866 Got invited for to come {illegible} in the {illegible} askig the {illegible} has each of the prevent of with . Get done to by f. Good lingeled on the follow worked {illegible}. Guided knows with ReoY Gene Wallongly.

TUESDAY 10 Went to {illegible} in the follow seed. Headed to work art of all day, found regal send tried order picked come.Pargot me in preur have to day for pro fees.

WEDNESDAY 11 Got {illegible} Hold and {illegible} before this forearm and this offensiveness cullivelled for bitter and emerge world {illegible} by come for. {illegible} worried healthy head other {illegible}

THURSDAY 12 Reached this {illegible} world for ohers I went o {illegible{ docking of feary wild. Let really that, Lore by {illegible} alread of might. Helped over for {illegible} shocked fad is father.

FRIDAY 13 This was a great {llegible} day and {illegible}. Worked all day of {illegible} come with all fell. {illegible} a good day work love {illegible} felt heading tried athese with candice. Went to led at {illegible}.

SATURDAY 14 Marked for guides their poor going by away of fort over and head on every {illegible{ mid agent to them. Mellowed for react and lead away {illegible} geiger Meith Kere. Got fear by lowe.

July SUNDAY 15 1866 Heard this forecome is reading. Maided preeching of these in the offer after despereeding. Meadeled l{?} in the evening. Heard Rev. {illegible}

MONDAY 16 Helped dear in lay today {winter reframed generally with the heart. Filled of the region have prowess and the exclude be - {illegible} commencing a ilaeh com covered erane books before bedtime.

TUESDAY 17 Goodevenig {illegible} to dear in this foe{?} marshal of foe{?} where are forwaded the fiekld front of the {illegible}. There how to {illegible} shadows and further away {illegible} effeciate {illegible} when it carried.

July WEDNESDAY, 18 1866 I claimed the evenign in come aggreves of which I arent fo error being fellened. Hash are to come and corened a follow bok helpe everyone. Heart whisked my {illegible} wild six oclock.

THURSDAY 19 Hash to go to stall subtle a quiet {illegible evening with a gried. Got away domees at ho Halies. Had a {illegible} of Cheese with cheddar. Had used a good talk decides. Called ask Borty once former or {illegible}

FRIDAY 20

Head to work with {illegible} this morning of hovering later {illegible}, MIles limer event to work at touching, eating with old hall. Had a event with {?}

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“Courtland Olds Diary, 1866,” Rural Diary Archive, accessed October 1, 2022, https://ruraldiaries.lib.uoguelph.ca/transcribe/items/show/145.