Cook’s to Egypt, and got measured for some Red Sea and Equator clothes. October 22nd. Disappointed I not finding Dr. Smith. Received telegram saying he would not arrive in Bombay until the 27th, which means that we will not meet at all as I intend sailing to Suez on 24th. Paid Cook’s 660 Rupees for passage to Suez. Short ride about town - fine buildings and fine trees. Banyan very common in older parts of town, usually old-fashioned huts or houses of some sort beneath largest. A palm in the inner garden court of the Annexe Hotel is new to me. Its leaves are like those of Ginko, on large scale. Must learn about it. October 23rd. Got a lot of fine photos of Himalaya trees and scenery. Very warm. Made acquaintance of Professor Heinricke, botanist of Innsbruck, and wife, hearty Germans, speak but little English. Also a Miss Drummond, Missionary here. Bright woman. Claims kinship to the McDonalds. The botanist and traveller Drummond, her brother. October 24th. Off at last at 3:00 P.M. for Suez, after tedious wait for medical examination, etc.
Original journal dimensions: 11 x 16.5 cm.
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