is a selection of letters from the collection of OReilly
correspondence. The letters are dated between September
1867 and May 1896. From these letters you can determine
what the family members considered important to discuss
and where their values lay.
British Columbia, during the Victorian era, letters were
an important method of communication. The OReilly
family kept many of their incoming letters and provide
researchers with a valuable source of documentation.
letters have been provided here as accurately as possible.
They include spelling, punctuation, and grammatical mistakes
just as they were originally written.
have also made use of the notation [sic]. This has been
added in some places to point out irregular spelling that
was used by the OReilly family members. For example;
pic-nic, to-day, and tho.