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with streamers like silver hair. All the sea streaked with ribbons of spent wave-foam. The Captain says that this is the stormiest of all the forty voyages that he has made in this ship. March 25. Wind changed to North. Difficult deck walking. March 26. Storm over. Lovely clear calm weather. March 27. Arrive at New York, after my very long voyage, one hundred and nine days sailing, having crossed the equator six times.

John D. Hunter, Victoria, Chili, So. American. Mr. Fletcher, Legacion Americana, Alameda 1584, Santiago, Chili. Wm. Henry Smith,

The Flora of South Africa, by Call Owen Thomas. The Ven. Arch-Deacon Binns, Mombasa, B.E.A. via Capetown. G.H. Eyre, Postmaster General, Salisbury, Rhodesia. T.M. Stokes, Box 73, Salisbury, Rhodesia. F.G Pulle, Head Gardener, Botanic Gardens, Antebbe, Uganda.

Khaya tree, very large.

Captain Carey, East Africa Police, Mombasa, B. E. A.

O.M. Rees, P.O. Box 53, Nairoba. B. E. A. James Wyllie, Sr., Glenhaw, Kloof Road, Capetown, S. Af. H.H. Allsop, Mabira Forest, Jinji P.O., Uganda. H.H. Allsop, 93 Queen’s Road, Liverpool, England. Dr. Hunter, 33 Palmerston Place, Edinburgh, Scotland. The Uganda Protectorate, Vol. II, by Sir Harry Johnston. L. Barberzet, Norfolk Hotel, Nairoba, B. E. A. Leslie Simson, Rand Club, Johannesburg, a Californian who studied with John Hays.

Khaya tree, very large. The Borassus Palm and gardenia, very fragrant trees. Musa Sapiantum (plant, native of equatorial Africa) Hartabeest antelope caama, common throughout the greater part of the continent.

Anthocleista. (Loganaceae, with crown of very large leaves of branchless stem.) Like samples of the unexplored splendors of the primeval forest of Brazil. Most of these gigantic trees belong to the class of sterculiae or the boswelliae or caesalpiniae. The rubiaceae are smaller.

Kniphofia. (Red hot pokers). Acanthus Arboreas. Podcarpus folcatus. Kigelia, fruit like sausages, two feet in length, two or three inches in diameter; trunk with rough bark like that of black oak. Common in equatorial Africa. Has a purpil tulip-like blossom. Bambusa Abbysinica, the common bamboo of the Upper Nile, about thirty feet high, one to two inches in diameter.

Notes on the Botany of Uruguay.

Date Original

November 1911


Original journal dimensions: 10 x 17 cm.

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