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Jepson Field Book volume 13 page 52 | University and Jepson Herbaria Archives, University of California, Berkeley

Jepson Field Book volume 13 page 52
London, England  arranged at the end - as a last resort!-alphabetically. The system is highly absurd. What is the good of an herbarium representing a system of classification as to genera or species. Why not let it be like a dictionary. All that one needs is to get at a particular thing as quickly as possible. Words might just as conveniently be arranged in a dictionary according as they are from the Latin, German or Scandinavian tongues! A. B. Rendle is now Curator of the Phanerogamic Section. A most pleasant gentleman. He says that corrosive sublimate poisoning injures the health. All the men down :::::::::    August, 1905  at Kew are def or becoming deaf- i.e. those who have been there a long time. It stands to reason "it can't be good, says Rendle. The alcohol evaporates and leaves the poison as a fine powder over the surface of the plants. This is carried into the air and we breathe it!" The best plan is a tight case with carbon bisulphide at intervals - but there is need of a tight case! - My cicerone at the Nat, Hist. Mus. is Mr. E. G. Baker. He is most kind Takes you under his wing and shows you about, tells you interesting to do or see, introiduces to other vis- iting botanists, and makes himself a friend indeed.
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