John Muir


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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.

Saturday 11

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.

Sunday 12

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

Tuesday 14

Slight rain. Writing to Mr Waterman

Received proof of Sierra Club address.

Rather warm - looks like rain - no wind

Wednesday 15

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

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Original journal dimensions: 18 x 21 cm.

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