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Jepson Field Book volume 13 page 126 | University and Jepson Herbaria Archives, University of California, Berkeley

 
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Jepson Field Book volume 13 page 126
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Edinburgh, Scotland [September 7, 1905]  to be in Edinburgh from Fife for the day. The second day of my labors Jeffrey, an old chum of J. Burtt Davy at Kew, attended to my wants. Dr. Barthurick is away at present. The botanic garden is extensive, is connected with an arboretum and fills popular functions as well as purely scientific. The range of greenhouses is very extensive. There is a lecture room and laboratory for students at the garden and a museum of botany and forestry. The botanic garden is on the north side of the city, about ten minutes walk from Waverley Station. In Old Edinburgh, next to the University of Edinburgh is a large  ::::::::: [Edinburgh, Scotland] September 7, 1905  building, the Industrial Museum. The Botanical collections are ample, the largest that I have yet seen, but almost entirely economic. Plant products are classified by families, raw materials, pods, fruits, inflorescences, flowers, barks, woods and so on. There is a small botanical "type collection," each family being illustrated by a typical plant. The favorite method of display here is by dissecting the parts of a plant, arranging them on a card labeling the parts in detail, immersing the whole in a sort of flat glass tray or box, in liquid of some kind, and standing the "box" on end. The display is really very good. There is
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