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Jepson Field Book volume 14 page 14 | University and Jepson Herbaria Archives, University of California, Berkeley

Jepson Field Book volume 14 page 14
Cambridge University the oak, partly love, partly stupidit - in all the colonies the name oak applied to trees not oaks, she-oak of Australia, the name oak applied to a proteaceous tree of the cape, etc.  In California you were fortunate to have American species to give the name to.  Next for a look at the fine buildings - but one could spend several days admiring the outsides. Then to the Botanic Garden with Lynch who took me to tea where I met his wife and boy and daughter, Miss Lynch just beginning lectures at the University.  English women may attend the University, take the examinations and pass high :::::::::  Oct. 16, 1905 but they are not granted degrees!  Which seems a very unjust ending. Returned to London and the next day but one Professor Ward took me to the meeting of the Royal Society in Burlington.  This is in Picadilly; on the court faces the Royal Society, Astronomical Society, Linnaen Society, etc. Most of the bigwigs in London science were there: Hughes, the President, Geike the geologist, etc. Was presented to Francis Darwin - very agreeable man.  The meeting, after the tea from 4 to 5, received the reports of the various eclipse expeditions.  The walls are hung with paitings
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