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Jepson Field Book volume 13 page 144 | University and Jepson Herbaria Archives, University of California, Berkeley

Jepson Field Book volume 13 page 144
Stirling to Lock Katrine [September 9, 1905]  The old castle at Stirling is well worth a visit. The upper square is founded on one side by the Palace (residence of the early James') and highly ornamented with carvings and statuary on the outside of the building. One statue represents James as the [blank space] man, for he was found of assuming disguises and going among his people for reason political and reasons of gallantry. Another side is bounded by the old Scottish Parliament House, it is like the one at Edinburgh Castle, which in turn is like the one at Parliament Square, High St: -but they are in an ascending series as to size and pretension ::::::::: [Stirling to Lock Katrine] September 9, 1905  On another side is the building containing the Douglas room. The ride through the fertile and diversified valley of the Forth River was highly beautiful. Above the quiet meadows with their sheafs of hay standing thickly over the level rose the height of Stirling Castle whence come the military sounds of the garrison. The hay ricks, round, topped cone-wise with a straw thatch stood in rows in great numbers in the barnyards, the single ones being small. It is surely a fair valley. At Aberfoyle we took crack. The day began in sunshine but as we climbed up
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