John Muir


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Wednesday, January 22, 1896

Calm & almost clear. Red sunrise the storm over at last.

My tremendous cold beginning to let go. Nose fountain failing - lungs not so sore Coughed but little last night & slept fairly well. Have been reading incessantly, eyes a little sore.

X [Bean] paid $35 & int [interest] on note, $40 still due Wrote to Armes apologizing for not attending meeting of [guilds] & crafts

Thursday 23

Heavy rain nearly all last night

Fair this morning half cloudy. Wind N [North]

Helen is this day 10 years old. & very happy. Had a fine celebration dinner May all her days be happy I fondly pray.

Friday 24

Clear mostly, & dry all day. Grimly foggy & black in the mid forenoon.

Mr Coleman-Braun, J. Swett & Bro [Brother] David came on business & broke my day badly[.] Hope soon to be well enough to work.

X David borrowed $100.

Saturday, January 25, 1896

Dark rainy morning. Stormy, water again standing on the flat hollows. No more fear of "dry yr [year]".

Very heavy rain until near noon, dry but cloudy P.M.

X Mr. F. Braun paid $130, rent in advance for one yr [year] of Barber Hills, - $140 to be paid for 2[n]d yr [year].

Sunday 26

Heavy rain this P.M. The flat covered with sheets of water almost continuous. Fair at 9 PM.

X Loaned Mr Hogan $200. for 60 days. His address. 222 Haight, bet [between] Laguna & Buchanan

Lightening & thunder this eve [evening]

Monday 27

Stormy black roaring storm. V [Very] heavy rain last night. The creek over its banks for the first time this year. - Mostly fair in the P.M.

Invited and urged to lecture by President & Council of Mercantile Library. They offer $100. My bronchitis may prevent if nothing else.

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Original journal dimensions: 18 x 21 cm.

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