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[[Canion?]]. At 3 P.M took dinner at Vendome Hotel. Trip and excursion to [[underlined]] Stanford Lellan University [[/underlined]] was abandoned. [[strikethrough]] Beat[[/strikethrough]] Beautiful agricultural country until we reached [[underlined]] San Francisco [[/underlined]]. Clouds of fog descending over mountains [[margin]] San Francisco [[margin]] cold weather. Automobile waiting at station carried us to St. Francis Hotel. Magnificent excellent Hotel. Sent off telegrams to Yonkers. to Protal Co and to Rocher. What a delight to have good room & bath. Slept well but not enough. glad to be alive.
July 13. Up early. registrations At noon took train along Ocean Shore railroad. but not interesting. Squalid and disorderly ramshackle
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suburbs of Frisco as compared to some very fine streets.
Evening. Smoker at Fairmount hotel. Steep street to climb. This hotel is another palace. With attendant smoker. Hot tamales tasted like Tobasco sauce. Made a small speech five minutes. Chinese orchestra dance of the Dragon. Music of drums and tymbals! [[vertical marginal entry]] San Francisco [[/marginal entry]]
Fearful noise--somebody says Wagner took some of his noisy music from the Chinese. Felt very tired, had trouble to keep awake. walked home and fell ^[[soon]] asleep. Celine was to theatre party.
July 14. [[marginal]] Tamalpas [[/margin]]. Felt heavy and insufficiently rested. "Sand dabs" for breakfast. Went to see Jake Jacobi. Lunch with Celine [[strikethrough] then [[/strikethrough]] and the Parsons then off on excursion to Tamalpas mountain. [[strikethrough]] Fine [[/strikethrough] Ferry across bay, picturesque sight. Crookest railroad in the world. Muir Forest my first sight of big trees. Walk in

Transcription Notes:
Stanford Lellan seems to be a mispelling of Stanford Leland. Jake Jacobi was LHB's benefactor and partner in the founding of the Nepera Chemical Company in Yonkers, where Velox photographic paper was manufactured.

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