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of about 120 or 130 feet before showing the first of their few branches. There is often a dense and almost unbroken mass of foliage from the ground up to a height of 200 feet, the crowns being festooned with gigantic woody climbers garlanded with beautiful flowers. Indiarubber tree or caotchoac (Ficus elastica) is indigenous in Northern Burma. From “Burma Under British Rule” by John Nisbet, late Conservator of Forests, Burma. Author of “British Forest Trees”, “Studies in Forestry”, “Our Forests and Woodlands”. Burma has richest supplies of teak in the world. September 26th. Calm, bright, islands in sight most of the day. Expect to reach Rangoon tomorrow at 4:00 P.M. September 27th. Mostly calm, dull, curious yellow and red water in the morning. Rain P.M. Arrive Rangoon 4:00 P.M. Busy harbor. September 28th. Go aboard the steamer Bengala at 7:00 A.M. leaving the old Lalpoora. The Bengala a new clean fast boat, expect to sail for Calcutta at 2:00 P.M. and arrive Calcutta Wednesday evening, September 30th. The crowd of natives and Indians of different castes at the wharf was extremely interesting, brightly colored and varied, never before saw so brightly clad a crowd, or one so varied and interesting. Great variety of clouds, some of cumuli so blue with white loose massed in front, they seem like the blue cloudless skies.

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Original journal dimensions: 11 x 16.5 cm.

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