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Jepson Field Book volume 13 page 80 | University and Jepson Herbaria Archives, University of California, Berkeley

Jepson Field Book volume 13 page 80
Edinburgh [Sept. 2, 1905]  Left London at 9:30 Saturday morning on a pilgrimage to Edinburgh, mainly to see the types of Robert Brown's oaks from California; outside of my scientific pilgrimage it will delight me to see the "Scott country" for I was raised on Scotts novels the Lady of the Lake and Marmion. The English country reminds me strongly of the beautiful rolling farming country of western New York. It is very beautiful now. The railroad cuts along at a level, apparently; seeming to disregard ups and downs of the land. As a result the wagon road crossings are everywhere under or above. And the masonry! The English railroads may truly be called monuments. ::::::::: [Edinburgh] Sept. 2, 1905  Everywhere we are whizzing under great brick or stone crossing bridges supported by few or many pillars on the train passes over a viaduct across a little valley constructed in a similarly substantial manner. A little further north we run into a murky manufacturing district  -Sheffield, Leeds, etc-huge cities with forests of house chimneys arising from brick houses all alike and of the same height. Long rows of these brick dwellings are constructed-but they eat up the fields no faster than necessary. At any rate they are very compact; the town is sharply cut off from the fields and we have no straggling suburbs as in America.
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