A fine specimen of this kind was seen about eighty miles above Para. Wonderful sunset. A globe of beautiful fire with a smooth surface. September 15, 1911. Arrived at Para about 6:00 A.M. Left ship about eight o’clock with Mr. Aimer, a good Scot from Galashiels. Went to banker’s. Drew thirty sterling. Got invitation to stop at their house until steamer sails south. Very pleasant here in roomy house. Fine garden. September 16, 1911. Cool. 66 Deg. After tea went to Botanical Garden. Macrobium acaciafolum. Fine large pinnate leaves. Leguminous. Theobroma Speciosum Spreng. Cacao. 6 inches dia. Theobroma bi-color H.B.K. Cacao of Peru. Large cordate leaves. Cassia, large tree- fine leaves. Castilloa Uleia - large tree.
Original journal dimensions: 7.5 x 13 cm.
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