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Jepson Field Book volume 15 page 12 | University and Jepson Herbaria Archives, University of California, Berkeley

Jepson Field Book volume 15 page 12
Kew Herbarium  My Dear Sir William:  By the last mail enclosed in Mr. Cumming's [?] letter I received your kind note written to him dated Feby 26th. I now beg leave to answer your question -- to know if it was my intention to remain in California. Permit me to say in reply that I am so delighted with the climate and interested in the Natural History of the country that I have neither intention nor desire to leave it and so long as I remain here I shall continue to collect specimens of Plants, Seeds, Birds, Quadrupeds and in fact any subjects of Natural History as time and opportunities will ::::::::: Nov. 7, 1905.  permit me to do so. I can scarcely describe to you how pleasing and gratifying it has been to me to learn that in my collections you have found some new and rare plants -- I was partially under the impression that from the labours of Douglas, Hartweg, Jeffrey, Lobb and other travelers from Europe with the many United States Exploring Expeditions that little or nothing remained to be discovered and only gleanings were left for those of the present day. -- Although it is necessary to take into consideration that since the Gold discovery many new and extensive fields are open to the traveler where in former times
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