February Monday 4 1895 Another of the same - purple evening & morning & solid gold between. Slight frost - making slow work of Discovery of glacier bay. Went to Maggies & watched a while Scot pulling out Mission vines Tuesday 5 Still another glorious golden day - all are alike now. Slight frost … (again at the Rodgers Ranch) Scot making fair headway on the vine snags. A few break off when pulled by two stout Norman horses -most come out from 2 feet underground & give no further trouble. The Mission vine, the first planted in California is a good table grape but a poor wine grape & brings a very low price for either table or wine. The padres ought to have known better, such good judges as they are in most things relating to the stomach February Wednesday 6 1895 Another golden day. Frost in the morning. This day I finished "The discovery of Glacier Bay" will mail it tomorrow [to the Century]. It seems strange that a paper that reads smoothly & may be finished in ten minutes should require months to write ... (Now I must go to work on the Alaska Trip hope to finish it in two weeks.) Thursday 7 Glacier Bay finished & sent off today, & the Alaska Trip commenced. Weather still golden. Frost very slight.
Original journal dimensions: 20 x 27 cm.
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