John Muir


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Thursday, January 16, 1896

Hearty copious rain all day with moderate & high wind. a genuine winter storm such as every Californian was longing & praying for.

Mr. M. [Muir] finished writing to Mr. Waterman.

have an attack of bronchitis - pretty miserable.

Friday 17

Mine & Lewis Waterman letters mailed today.

Pretty sick with acute bronchitis

Still raining in detached showers

Wrote to Miss Hittell & R [N] Johnson on Yo [Yosemite] & park affairs

Saturday 18

Had sore feverish night.

Cloudy but only slight showers.

Feel a little better.

Had note from Moreal - says tax state & federal will be due April.

Sunday, January 19, 1896

Cloudy. Wind S [South]. & looks like rain.

Had a good rest last night. Feel v [very] weak

Slight rain.

6 P.M. raining. Wind rising likely to be a wet night. Ideal catarral [catarrhal] weather

Monday 20

Rained hard last eve [evening]. The flat covered or spotted with pools.

Raining again this P.M.

Slept passably well. am now sneezing & nose blowing 500 times an hour.

Wrote to Mr Braun offering Barber R [Ranch].

X Petersen paid $25. on note.

Tuesday 21

Still raining this morning & rain nearly all last night. The ground is getting a complete deep soaking though the streams [here] have not yet been in flood & comparatively little water is landing on the flat. Most has gone straight down as store for the season.

My cold is little better. The most horrible [uncurable]

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Original journal dimensions: 18 x 21 cm.

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