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Jepson Field Book volume 27 page 92 | University and Jepson Herbaria Archives, University of California, Berkeley

 
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Jepson Field Book volume 27 page 92
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Barstow, Mohave Desert ----------  - The weather on the desert is most delightful. I have never experienced a more delightful day than on our ride to Coolgardie, on Sunday May 4. It was, of course, in a way warm, very warm, but there was a sparkle and tonic in the air which it lacks after it gets dead hot. Mr. Bemis received us at Coolgardie and made tea and prepared cakes. ---------- - S.B. Parish tells me that the trustees of the Mo. Bot. Gard. were dissatisfied with the admin. of Trelease and made it so unpleasant for him that he resigned. I am very much suprised to hear this. ---------- [-"Greene, E.L., was a Baptist before becoming an Episcopalian acc. Dr. C.C. Parry" -- S.B. Parish, May, 1913. ::::::::: 13 May 1913 ---------- Cont. from p. 83.  "Well", says W.J. Connor, Santa Fe Agt at Barnwell, "Well, I see you are a botanist. There was two of them out here, two years ago or maybe three. An old lady and an old man. Nothing must do but they must have both my bedrooms. Two bedrooms. And one of them they didn't sleep in at all. Not at all! They just piled it up with plants and they treated both rooms something shameful. And me and the wife and the children sleeping on the floor that they might have two bedrooms. They dirtied and spoiled my wife's fine sheets the like you never see. They went out after plants on the hills yonder. And the old lady 'ud post the old man on a rock and she'd scout around and bring him plants for to look at. The old lady was boss. That was plain to see. And they stayed four days. And the old lady offered me a dollar for the two rooms. And I said it 'ud be five dollars. And she paid it but she was howling mad and said she'd write the company and complain on me. That was thim".  What a lively story of the Brandegees. Mrs. B. was "near".
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