John Muir


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Tuesday, January 28, 1896

The sun shone a while this morning cloudy nearly all day & a slight rain at noon

The wind has changed & the storm which has lasted so long seems over

X Wrote to Magee declining to lecture

Sent 2[n]d receipt to Ed Casey, Madera, Madera Co [County] for $220. paid Jan [January] 3, 1896.

Wednesday 29

Bright all day, not a cloud in the sky. The world is bright & open once more. Nearly 10 inches of rain has fallen in nearly one continuous storm.

Saw small hawk on vane of windmill when it was moving, flying from vane to vane as if on treadmill.

Thursday 30

Fine bright day. Slight frost in the morning

X The almond in bloom

Friday, January 31, 1896

Calm half cloudy fair.

X Wrote to Thos [Thomas] Magee in reply to invitation to trip in Sierra.

Also to Thos [Thomas] Magee & Sons, enclosing order on [payout] Upham & Co [Company]. 109 75/100 - taxes etc. [etcetera.]

Saturday, February 1

Rain during the night. Dark gloomy day, brighter towards eve [evening]. Starry.

Sunday 2

Clear calm springy

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Original journal dimensions: 18 x 21 cm.

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