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Jepson Field Book volume 13 page 54 | University and Jepson Herbaria Archives, University of California, Berkeley

Jepson Field Book volume 13 page 54
British Museum (Nat. Hist)  - One of the most interesting and entertaining men that I ever met is  James Britten, Sir James, knighted by the Pope. Exceedingly witty and ready and very much of a dilettante in botany, I suspect, I have never been quite so amused and instructed at the same time. A great fondness for sarcasm is also one of his char- acteristics and he cannot resist an opportunity to employ his talents in this direction. A man came in with glass models of flowers for sale: Ah, said Britten, what are these? Why, dear me. Why, bless me! They are flowers. But so like toys. What a splendid pop-gun! Have you been to the orphan asylum? And this sort? Why, I thought such were restricted to lady's :::::::::  August, 1905  hats. - Then the man left in disgust. Very fussy too. One of the fussiest of men I know. Reminds me a bit of  Farlow when he gets excited. But when he gratifies to the full his taste for ragging and chaffing and grilling some one then is he very like J. H. G?. Boute, one-time Secretary of the Board of Regents of the University and "Power behind the Throne", so much so that the Throne (Presidents Chair) was scarcely recognized. Rendle is a pleasant gentleman and a good botanist I presume. my especial friend at this place (and to whom I am much indebted) is Mr E. G. Baker, son of J. G. Baker, one-time Keeper of the Kew Herbarium. He takes you under his wing and
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