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Image from page 437 of “The Popular science monthly” (1912)
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Title: The Popular science monthly
Year: 1912 (1910s)
Subjects: Science Technology
Publisher: [New York, Popular Science Pub. Co., etc.]
Contributing Library: MBLWHOI Library
Digitizing Sponsor: MBLWHOI Library
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Fig. 9. View in Botanical Garden at Port Elizabeth. 432 THE POPULAR SCIENCE MONTHLY of 60 feet (Fig. 8). I am further indebted to Mr. Galpin for an intro-duction to his brothers, the Galpin Bros., wealthy jewelers and com-petent amateur botanists, of Grahamstown, who took me in their tour-ing car to all the cycads within easy touring-car reach of the city. Grahamstown is an educational center, with a good college, a con-servatoiy of music and an excellent museum. Dr. Schonland, the pro-fessor of botany in the college, gave me an account of the cycads of thevicinity, including the almost unknown Encephalartos latifrons.
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Fig. 10. Encephalartos hurridus in St. Georges Park, Port Elizabeth. The botanical garden at Grahamstown maintains the high standingI had learned to expect in the botanical gardens of the English colonies(Fig. 9). The director, Mr. Alexander, gave me some valuable speci-mens which are now flourishing in the greenhouse at the University ofChicago. I had two more points, with outlying side trips on my schedule,East London and Port Elizabeth. On the voyage from Vancouver toNew Zealand, I mentioned at table to Mr. Vance, who sat beside me,that I could find out but little about these places. Natural]}7, I was sur-prised and delighted to find that he had been mayor of East Londonfor years and that his wife knew the cycads of the vicinity and couldgive me definite directions for finding them. When I arrived at East London, Professor Eattray, of SelbornCollege, accompanied me into the field, and although he did. not claimto be a botanist at all, showed such an extensive and critical field A R
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