Tea today was very interesting. Robert arrived from his Hudson’s Bay Posting in Dinorwic and met with his mother alone for some time in the parlour. Then the other children and Nell and I joined them for tea. He was pleased to see his sister and his younger brothers and they had a good visit. But sometimes he looked at me and smiled.
He is handsome and a gentleman. You can tell he is kind and he has beautiful manners. He has a very nice smile. I saw Nell watching me carefully when I looked at him. I know she likes him a great deal and has told me that he is well established as a Trader with the Hudson’s Bay Company. They provide him with good housing.
I must learn more about Dinorwic. I know it is quite far west, almost on the border with the new province of Manitoba but it is served by the rail line and is growing quickly with all the gold prospectors and settlers. It is about two days from Sudbury.