Saturday, January 4, 1896
Very keen frost with fog. Cold chilly all day.
Went to the city at E. Mc Allisters invitation to dine at the University Club with Rev [Reverend]. Mr Macduff, a most active thinker & interesting man generally. Enjoyed him very much.
Mr. Weitloff paid rent one year in advance up to Jan 1, 1896 $200.
Walked over to old ranch. Warm there & the day generally sunny
Mr. Swett walked back with me & stayed an hour or two. Did some work on Sierra Club address.
Another fine day. Frosty morning.
Wrote to Dr. Gibbons who has been sick in bed four weeks. Must go to see and cheer him. He is about 85 yrs old.
Also sent $6 to American Association for A [Advancement] of [Science]. Dues for two years ending 1895 Dec 31.
Hard at work on address before S [Sierra] Club.
Tuesday, January 7, 1986
# Frosty. A fine glow of [barred] crimson & red clouds on the brow of the morning but clear with high barometer during the day.
# A small hawk sat on the tail of the windmill today while the wheel revolved freely without being disturbed by the motion or by the squeaking axel wh [which] required grease. At work on address still, hope to finish tomorrow.
Still nearly clear & dry, little sign of rain dry season feared.
Finished, preparing my Sierra Club address for publication. Have been nearly a week on it.
Chinaman turning the windmill.
Barometer falling, still calm and clear nearly. Mr. T Magee and two boys came up in evening & stayed over night. Talked of his dear wife.
Original journal dimensions: 18 x 21 cm.
Holt-Atherton Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library
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