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Jepson Field Book volume 15 page 66 | University and Jepson Herbaria Archives, University of California, Berkeley

Jepson Field Book volume 15 page 66
Mentone, France  Episcopalian rector. The rooms were magnificently decorated -- the decorations very showy but in keeping with the use to which they are put. I soon tired of it, and came away. Having not a bit of the gambling spirit I was not tempted to play even one coin.  Monte Carlo is truly beautiful in its situation on the sea, the Casino crowning a rocky headland. The city is a white and gold city for the most part -- like a great "fair" city -- but its showiness would tire me out if I had to live in it.  Then I took train to Mentone ::::::::: Feb. 9, 1906  and after a bit walked out to Sir Thomas Hanbury's place at La Mortola. I met the Curator, Aylwin Berger, on the road and he took me back to the house. I went in, presented my letter of introduction to Sir Thomas who invited me to come the next day and see the garden, take luncheon, etc  The garden must have something like 7000 species in it, chiefly exotic succulents, cacti, euphorbias, aloes, etc  Berger is especially interested in these -- systematically. Sir Thomas took me on a walk about the garden. At luncheon I met Lady Hanbury, a brother-in-law (or ? son-in-law) of Sir Thomas, Mr. Pease, and a Lady Northcote. Also Sir Thomas' son.
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