Wednesday, April 15, 1896 The Dr busy with his ambitious paper Took him out riding in the P.M. Wind cold. Thursday 16 Helped Dr Gibbons to finish his paper on trees etc. He left for home this P.M. A brave old worker Friday 17 Somewhat dull & threatening rain Remarkably cool. Saturday, April 18, 1896 Went to S.F. [San Francisco] Met Capt [Captain] Hooper & talked of Cooks Inlet, Prince Williams Sound & Yakutat. Must go to explore gls [glaciers] there this summer. Ate lunch with Keith & Merry. Sunday 19 Fine bright day. Rather chilly. Rode up the valley as far as Swetts. Grandma with us for the first time in many a day. Left her at Mr Colemans. She enjoyed her ride without weariness. Danger of frost tonight Monday 20 X The hardest frost ever Known in this valley so late in the spring. The grapes shoots from buds to shoots a foot or two long are badly frostnipped in the lowest parts of the valley, nearly every leaf killed on acres of Emperor Cornichon & [Ferraru]. Tokay most hardy, scarce hurt at all.
Original journal dimensions: 18 x 21 cm.
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