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Jepson Field Book volume 14 page 90 | University and Jepson Herbaria Archives, University of California, Berkeley

Jepson Field Book volume 14 page 90
Kew, Surrey - Sir Dietrich Brandis and I said "good morning" to each other, and as he looked hard at me I proceed to tell him who I was.  Oh, he laughed, you needn't tell me who you are! I know who you are! And he laughed heartily,  I thinking he must be calling to mind some American friend.  He went on: My little fried Kristine Beck wrote me about you! Isn't she a fine little dear!  = Dr. Henry is paying special attention to bark characters in British grown trees and notes how well they agree with sexual characters.  He also says that occasional individuals in all species will veer off strangely in bark character.  I have noticed this in Quercus :::::::::  January 17, 1906 garryana which has a smooth whitish finely ribbon-fissured bark and yet which occasionally produces a tree whose bark wholly or in part is thick and broken like that of Quercus lobata.  So lobata may sometimes display the garryana bark!  - Will you com to tea next Saturday afternoon said Mr. J. G. Baker, to meet Miss Noel.  She is a botanical traveler.  She travels, she has been in Korea, Siam, Java, etc, she collects, she sketches.  She is an intrepid lady botanist.  She is so go-a-head that she might be an American.  Baker brought the
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