The story of Nathaniel McHorney's 1901 trip to Ecuador.

January 30th, 1901

The page for Wednesday, January 30th says:

Arose at 6 am  Office 7 a.m.
"Mrs C.G.F suggests that I wrote to S. A. Coats
concerning the gold the guide took from
the mud on his heel on his trip with me to
Sajado Mine, on Monday. Evident C.G.F
repeated the story. This was at last night's
supper. I remember the oft-told story of
gold shavings at stakes when surveys were
first made! (Tuesday, January 29th)"
My day spent working in office 7 hours
Ready to begin August entries on the books
Talk with D.C.S. he has written for G.G.A?
Ed Meisner comes to my "Casa" at night.
Talks about "La Plata" (money). Knows 20
ment in need of their salary to send to
their wives and families at P. de. O _ other
places. Tells me 462 ft  head of water
at entrance of pipe at Quasamambi
bridge from the bulkhead - e.g. highest
and lowest points. care should be taken
not to rush water through. Sajado Boyar  (200 ft to sq inch)
He has a salXXXX W 6th St. 1 1/2 blocks from
Market. What is C.G.F's business.  Rain 3 inches
Truly a country without chimneys
the houses. Boy 3 hours in tracing
fixing up Camera. Boqueron to clean
Saturday. We are all to go over.
No canoes up yet - River high.
(as always, you can click on the image to get a larger view) 

Questions and comments:

  • S.A. Coates was one of the members of Plata de Oro Mining company. He was mentioned in a 1897 news article about the company.
  • I don’t know what the word that starts with “Sal” is (7th to last line)
  • [Aug 05] Corrected the name of the mine to “Quasamambi”
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