Chrysophillum excelsum sorva of Peru. Fine large tree. Glossy leathery obcordate leaves. Bombas. Large tree, long petioled, 7-parted leaves, round-headed. September 17, 1911. Got letter last evening from K. and M. Hooker, Mrs. Sellers, Mrs. Thompson, Mr. Chamberlain and telegram from the Kelloggs. All forwarded from Castle Rock by Osborns. Held for postage at Para. Spent the day in the quietest way, reading, etc. September 18, 1911. Received another lot of letters forward by Osborns. Answering letters most of day. Fine the Duff home comfortable in every way. September 19. Writing letters and looking over notes September 20. Reading. Planning trips. Wishing I was on my way South, yet so much at home here. September 21. Studying world geography. September 22. Took walk alone and got lost. Found way home by taking new bearings from the Botanical Gardens. Had good time studying
Original journal dimensions: 7.5 x 13 cm.
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