Sketch: A [Douglassic] [ ] [ ] 2700 ab [above] sea small path in wh [which] [this] is the [principal] tree. Also fine live oaks Associated with alder & sycamore on the streamside [ ] [ ] gray squirrel [Here] Aug 3d [seeds] of this spruce nearly [ripe]
[tempered] to the taste of the most fastidious, cool [brine] winds incite to exertion Los Angelos [aristocracy] Southern Cal [California] is [preeminently] a fruitland, no other interest at all. Compares with the [culture] its varied fruits & Los Angeles Co. [County] as far as the [experiment] has been tried produces a more varied list of fruits than any other. Oranges is King. A planted man is under wholsome influences. He [becomes] aquainted with the sun the sky watches the clouds, feels the wind (favorite [trees] [filing] [bringing] [him] his [ ] [days] [and] [one] [ques] [ ] [living] a [manly] [ ], a [manly] [occupation]
Original journal dimensions: 10 x 15.5 cm.
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