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Jepson Field Book volume 14 page 28 | University and Jepson Herbaria Archives, University of California, Berkeley

Jepson Field Book volume 14 page 28
Linnaean Society saw in all my days a man use his fingers and hands in such wild gymnastics - always kept close to the body, pressing inwards as turned outwards, up and down, behind, front in a most curious contortionism.  Dr. Scott is a pleasant man, however, and this failing belongs to his public speaking apparently.  Met Mr. A. A. Eaton & Dr. Robert Greenleaf Leavitt, who are here with Mr. Oakes Ames from Massachusetts. They are working on orchids! Taking photographs of types!  Mr. A. A. Eaton has lived in California near Fresno and considers the state most wonderful in its botanical resouces, differences of soil, local floras, etc.  Mentioned the hillocks in the alkaline region where one gets changes in passing from the alkali to the hillocks, like :::::::::  Nov. 1, 1905 going up a mountain.  We also talked about the "hog wallows, etc. He mentioned the rank growth in certain years of the "Tarweeds" in the grain fields and that flooding with water would kill them.  His "Tarweeds" are of the "Spiike-weed" section! Leavitt says the "Columbia College" or rather New York Garden people do not feel very kindly towards Professor Greene, particularly on account of his destroying types.  It seems that Green said he destroyed certain things. This would generally appear incredible but I can, not only imagine his doing so but defending it on highly philosophical grounds. Leavitt went to Leyden and returned with a choice bon mot of Lotsy's: N. L. Britton is highly successful in concealing his modesty"
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