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Jepson Field Book volume 15 page 68 | University and Jepson Herbaria Archives, University of California, Berkeley

Jepson Field Book volume 15 page 68
Mentone  It was a very pleasant experience. Sir Thomas is a retired merchant. Went out to China as a young man 53 yrs. ago, in the tea trade. Remarked that tea-drinking is an almost national vice with the English. The Germans come next in per-capita consumption Americans next, the French using but very little. The Hanbury house at La Mortola is an old place. Mary Anderson visited here. She and Sir Thomas did not quarrel until he said: Miss Anderson, this house was built before America was discovered. She replied: Now, Sir Thomas, that is exceedingly unkind of you to say that!  ::::::::: Feb. 10, 196.  Queen Victoria was entertained here in 1882. A piece of the ancient Roman Road, Via Aurelia, is here. Along this road passed Pope Innocent IV, 7 May, 1251; Catherine of Siena, June 1376; Machiavelli, May, 1511, Charles V. and army, Nov. 1536; Pope Paul III, 1538; Napoleon and Army, March, 1796.  Herr Berger is a capable man, the Curator of the Gardens, works hard and is publishing good papers but gets only [symbol for pounds sterling]10.00 a month! Sir William Dyer told Hanbury that it was a shamefully low price -- and they were not on speaking terms for a year!  La Mortola is in Italy. Cont. next page!
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