The page for Saturday, February 16th says:
Arose at 6 am. At work in office 6:40 A.M. Think of doing office work until 11 a.m. Cup of tea for breakfast. Plugged along. C.G. Franklyn aided me 1/2 hour. Made good success at my books to-day. Thermometer 92° in the shade. Work 12:40 until 5 p.m. on books Heavy rain at 4:30 p.m. Learn of small-pox at La Tola. Concepcion returns 2 of our canoes. Nothing expected for 2 weeks. Talked much about Gerald Staple- ton after supper. D.C. Stapleton very fond of him. Boy did nothing to-day. If provisions do not come? We are growing short too. Thinking much of Anna to-day. Mail arr next Thursday. 8:30 p.m. prayers and to bed. D.C.S terms same salary as R.F. Lord. Deserving of more; for work ac- complished. Willing to xx with Bondholders. No other man would have had staying power for 3 1/2 years. (as always, you can click on the image to get a larger view)
Questions and comments:
- I don’t know what the (short) word before “Bondholders” is.
- Russell Farham Lord (R.F. Lord) was the original engineer at the Playa De Oro mines. He was there from 1892-1897, leaving due to poor health. He died in 1899.
- Who is Gerald Stapleton – and is he related to Daniel (D.C) Stapleton?
- [Aug 21] Corrected name to “La Toya”, a town on the coast.