John Muir


image preview


June Wednesday 19, 1895 Very hot. Insects in full buzzing bloom, plants mostly wilting in the dry feverish north wind.

Thursday 20 Still blazing hot weather. The vines rejoicing & growing more rapidly & with more apparent enthusiasm than ever before as far as I have seen. There is promise of a big crop.

Friday 21 Hot as ever night & day. No easy matter to keep cool with shade & ice in abundance & no undersun work. Pity the poor in the San Joaquin Valley with long days often poorly cooked food, warm water to drink & no shade.

Saturday 22 Another hot day, perhaps the hottest. Went to SF [San Francisco] saw Keith. Dined with Profs Sanger & Bradley of the State University & attended a Directors meeting of the Sierra Club.

Sunday 23 Very hot, read Lubbock’s ants wasps & bees. Visited Swett. Told the Silver Aurora Wrote up my correspondence in the evening. Saw a Carpodacus [Rosefinch] and Chrysomitris [Goldfinch] sitting together on a telephone wire almost touching each other.

Date Original



Original journal dimensions: 20 x 27 cm.

Resource Identifier



Holt-Atherton Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library

Rights Management

To view additional information on copyright and related rights of this item, such as to purchase copies of images and/or obtain permission to publish them, click here to view the Holt-Atherton Special Collections policies.


John Muir, journals, drawings, writings, travel, journaling, naturalist