John Muir


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leafy and well developed in every way. Feb. 6. Been out in the hot sunshine measuring and sketching baobabs. Some five of them were fifteen feet in diameter or over. Feb. 7. Start at noon for Antebbe, Uganda. Heavy rain in the morning. Baobabs common along the railroad for twenty or thirty miles, but smaller as the coast is left, though the soil is good. Why is this? Hills grassy, trees and shrubs scattered, fire-scourged. Glacier features. Mountains blue in the distance. Had good fortune as usual in finding two pleasant traveling companions, one a Swiss, who kindly shared his fine luncheon with me, as there is no dining car on the train. At night he gave me one of his rugs as there was no bedding on the train. This friend is a professional hunter with headquarters at Nairobi. The other is Arch-Deacon Binns, Ven. Arch-Deacon, Mombasa, E. E. A., via Capetown. H. H. Allsop, Mabira Forest, Jinja P.O. Uganga. Captain Cary, East African Police, Mombasa. G. H. Eyre. Salisbury. Rhodesia. F.M. Stokes, Box 73, Salisbury. Rhodesia. Dr. Hunter, 33 Pelmerston Place, Edinburgh, Scotland. James Wiley, Glen Haw, Kloof Road.

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November 1911


Original journal dimensions: 10 x 17 cm.

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