[A. H., Fay and Frank ?] Sellers
2The Ural Mountains as far I saw them are low & broad & densely forested, mostly with P[illegible] stris, The Siberian road runs through one contin[ual?] bed of fertile soil open grass or lightly covered with belts & patches of birch trees 30 or 40 feet high. Magnificent pine & larch forests about Tomsk & Irkutsk . A wonderful lake is Baikal 400 miles long, 5000 feet deep at South and though only 1500 ft above the sea, & bounded by granite bluffs. Man[illegible] is a beautiful country - richly forested mountains & low hills alternating with charming - open fertile sunny valleys - & broad level plains to southward The lands along the Amour also fertile & forested with oak ash, tilia, maple, pine, fir, spruce larch etc. Was three times at Vladivostok before getting away on little Japanese steamer to [illegible] touching at five Corean ports on the way
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