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Jepson Field Book volume 15 page 96 | University and Jepson Herbaria Archives, University of California, Berkeley

Jepson Field Book volume 15 page 96
Sorrento  to remember all my days and a little after! Then the road blocked by a landslide and 3 francs extra for a carriage the other side. Nor must I forget the Campaniles everywhere nor the curious old castles on every headland of the sea! Then through the Walnut groves to Sorrento where F. Marion Crawford lives. Put up at the Hotel Royal. Had beautiful rooms for 3 francs! Delicious lunches; eggs cooked in a way I never saw before as if soft-boiled inside and frittered in meal outside!  Longfellow's poem on Amalfi was printed in large type ::::::::: Feb. 19, 1906.  and hung in the dining room of the Hotel at Amalfi.  At Sorrento we shopped; also went to call on Mr. Campianai, the King of the place. Mr. Freeman wanted to talk walnut crop to him. He says the walnut shells are very tight, so that air cannot get in. The crop may therefore be sold the next year. Sulphuring does not hurt it, altho they do not ordinarily sulphur. Borers are killing the trees somewhat. Their orchards are all mixed, the trees very close together and in no case with the regular trim appearance of the California orchards. He says it would be better if the
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