Hollywood, Cal.,June 20. 1912.1525 Formosa Ave.My dear Aimers:- I arrived home in blessed California in a little over a year after leaving it, after a grand time in your South America and in Africa.Here is an outline sketch of the whole trip, some of the brightest spots of which I owe to ycur kindness.After a few extremely interesting days in and about Rio de Janeiro I went to Santos. Thence into the interior of the State of Parana, whore I found extensive forests of the magnificent Araucarie Brazillensis,a species that I have long wished to seegrowing in its native primeval woods. Thence I returned by wayof Curetibe to tho Port of Peranegua and sailed thence to Montevideo and Buenoa Aires, touching at a great many interesting ports by the way.The mountains remarkably bold, end show glacial features on a grand scale all the way to Santa Catarina and some distance beyond. From Buonos Aires I crossed the Andes to Santiago, Chili, locking for another tree that I had had on my mind for a,it,long time. After a long search I at last discovered the Arauoaria imbriocata five hundred miles south of Santiago near the enow line, where it forms most striking woods. Thenoe returning to Buenos Aires I crossed over to Montevideo and sav something of the country to the northward for a fow days.At Montevideo I wanted to go to Cape Town.Had to go to Tenoriffe to oatoh a steamer from England.This made a very05214
1912 Jun 20
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