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Jepson Field Book volume 13 page 150 | University and Jepson Herbaria Archives, University of California, Berkeley

 
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Jepson Field Book volume 13 page 150
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Glasgow, Scotland [September 10, 1905]  Glasgow is a great hustling commercial mart, nearly a million pop. [population], probably the best governed municipality in the world. Municipal streetcars, baths, libraries, museums, art galleries, lavatories, telephones, and I know not what else, all free or with a nominal tariff. On the street cars one rides a considerable distance for a half-penny. The cars have roof seats, for which the London buses evidently furnished the model, but may are "double-decked" - that is with a second roof, a great advantage in a district so rainy as Scotland. But this country (Britain) has had a dry summer. "For 3 mos. [months] it did not rain" said a commercial traveler to me at Edinburgh. ::::::::: [Glasgow, Scotland] September 10, 1905  At the Waverly Hotel in Glasgow where I put up one gentleman inquired when it would stop raining. A young fellow said he was from 500 miles away. They turned to me, next. I replied that I was from 5000 miles and over away. Australia? No, California. Then soon an inquiry about Burbank. (Everyone inquiries about Burbank!) And it soon transpired that the two gentlemen were F.W. Burbidge (cf. p. 198) of the Dublin Botanic Garden and Lynch of the Cambridge Botanic Garden. Both were very pleasant but Burbidge's conversation was most stimulating and entertaining. We went to see the in situ Lepidodendrum trunks in Victoria Park (Glasgow has 15 great parks), then to the Gallery of Paintings. As I walked along in
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