John Muir


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Wednesday, January 1, 1986

Fine day. Mostly sunny. Fog leaving in the morning. Rain so far just enough for plowing. Vine pruning about 2/3 done. Walked to Maggies and Mays with Helen who is a fine walker.

Larks in large flocks on the meadow. A few cow buntings. [Zonobricken] common [& lively] in the hedges. Wrote to Mr. McKelvey enclosed photo and to Robert L Morris McConnelsville Ohio. Mr. Mathewson.

Thursday 2

Very foggy this morning. Everything dripping like a rain. Clear p.m. Wrote to R N. & O Co as to descriptive writing. Wen[t] to Martinez. Talk of starting a ferry to Benicia. Worked on speech on forests for publication.

Friday 3

Fine brisk weather, keen frosts.

Mr E Casey paid $220 on Valona lot. $80 was paid at time of purchase $50 is still owed due on it.

Hard at work on writing out Sierra Club address.

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Original journal dimensions: 18 x 21 cm.

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