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Jepson Field Book volume 13 page 156 | University and Jepson Herbaria Archives, University of California, Berkeley

Jepson Field Book volume 13 page 156
Glasgow, Scotland [September 11, 1905]  The children here seem mightily like our children at home, more than the English children, but the children of all nationalities that I have ever seen are much more of kin than the adult population. It is an interesting biological fact. The Scotch are great immigrants and although Scotland is a bleak land, the character of the land has bred that in the people which has left its imprint upon every new land of the earth. We have many in the United States many in the beginning in North Carolina and neighboring colonies. At home they fought the English for a thousand years or more to save ::::::::: [Glasgow, Scotland] September 11, 1905  their independence. I suspect it came natural to fight red-coats on American soil. One of my own ancestors was a Scotchman who served seven years in the war of the Revolution. An extraordinary portion of the original California population - leaving out the vast non-English-speaking alien immigration of recent years - must be Scotch descent if one may judge from the sir names. Moreover I fancy I see my old neighbors of my country boyhood over again a hundred times a day, while in England it is only once or a few times a day I see a face to be referred to boyhood types.
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