Friday, January 10, 1896
Bar. [Barometer] rather low - still clear. Looks rather dry.
Took walk out Pacheco Road with Mr Magee & back in time to meet Archbishop Riordan who came up on the 10.45 train on way to Stockton with Magee. Am losing time.
Went to the city, & to Alameda, to library discontinued my subscription to library being so seldom in the city & the library so far from the business [ ]
Visited Dr Gibbons who has been very sick but I am glad to learn is now well. He was in S.F. [San Francisco] when I called but returned as I was leaving.
Called at Moreal & Co. [Company] who promised to pay tax on house & send bill - gave me check for balance due rent.
Dull grey morning. Smoke lying low about noon a light rain began to fall everybody wishing it were a heavy southeast storm. At dar [dark], though still cloudy the rain has ceased.
Monday January 13, 1896
Fine rain with little wind, calm almost foggy all day. This rain was much needed. At 10 PM still sprinkling
Wrote to W B. Holliday asking to come & settle terms of lease of Barber Hills.
David rents Cutlar Ranch for $100, to be reduced to 75 if luck be bad
Slight rain. Writing to Mr Waterman
Received proof of Sierra Club address.
Rather warm - looks like rain - no wind
Fine mild freshening fertilizing feeding rain all day & part of last night falling still 9 PM as fast as the soil can take it - none running off. Very little wind except during night. All the country glad.
Wrote to Mrs Howard, Moreal & Co [Company]. Sent proof of address Sierra Club to Murdock Books 2 vols [volumes] to Mercantile Library Beside the Bonnie Brier Bush to Mr C.C. Crow
Original journal dimensions: 18 x 21 cm.
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