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Cecil Swale Diary, 1904

Cecil Swale 1904 Diary 52.pdf

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January MONDAY, 25 (25-341) 1904

A howling west blizzard yesterday. Caught a shefox at sheep. Today a little better but zero. In afternoon went to town & pd a note of 46.00, and had to break road, too. Mr McNeill wants me to join Board of Sugar Factory directors. refused. Storming again tonight. No trains into Wiarton for 5 days now Worst storm in 27 years so Y.M. says.

TUESDAY, 26 (26-340)

No mail through. Cutting in bush. Zero.

WEDNESDAY, 27 (27-339)

Caught another shefox this morning at sheep. Evidently himmiy {likely meaning to himmy or jimmy your way out), two double spring traps, hindleg broken Took a photo of her. Took picture of Harold & George also. Cut all day. Mail comes now by stage from Owen Sound as G.T.R. is blocked. Worst winter since 30 years ago.

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