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Jepson Field Book volume 15 page 158 | University and Jepson Herbaria Archives, University of California, Berkeley

 
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Jepson Field Book volume 15 page 158
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Berlin, Germany  take up his time, but I must see him". Engler chanced to overhear him and nearly doubled up with laughter. He appreciated that. At Vienna he didn't say much but when there was a proposition to delay he vigorously pointed out that they had left their work and assembled from all parts of the world and that they must act now. Coville arrived a day late and had the hardihood to get up and say that his steamer was late and would they not reconsider all that had been done yesterday. This seems inconceivable but it was gravely translated into French and German, the question put and voted down. After three days the Coville - Britton crowd ::::::::: April 4, 1906.  attempted to get things changed that had been done the first day! This astonished the French delegates. My Sir, said they. Why we never heard of such a thing. They had no acquaintance with practical American politics but they learned. The Rochester - Code men said: We'll do so and so if you'll do so and so!" This sort of trading is quite foreign to the people here who have no idea of doing anything for Botany except that it be right to do it.  Engler touches nothing, takes up nothing but that he gives some new idea or suggestion, so that while he writes a great deal there is always something of value
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