not in the least bother me, that is so galling to the British Museum people as I can see (cf. p. 81 ante).
- This evening at dinner we were invited by the Master of St. Johns College, Professor Scott, to take wine and fruit in the Commons Room. We went up and seated ourselves at a long table beautifully lighted with candles. Weevers of Holland made a little speech for the Botany guests, expressing our great pleasure at being so hospitably entertained. The Master replied in a most pleasant and agreeable manner_, with the feeling and diction of a scholar. Port wine, Hamburg grapes, salted almonds and cakes were served.
_ He referred to the dictum of Socrates: " Plants can teach me nothing," but added that we of this later, botanist or classicist, have a common ground of interest in gardens.
[Aug. 22, 1930 Kew]
- The Survey Gazetteer of the British Isles J. G. Bartholomew. Not dated. c. 1901. I give some examples of his form of citation of places:
- Loughanavally, vil., co. Westmeath, 2 m. N. of Casseltown sta.
- Kittar's Green, hamlet, Herts, 4 miles SE. of Hemmel Hempstead
- Knapp Hill, ham., Hants, 3 3/4 m. NNE. of [Romsey ?].
- Knightley, hamlet, in co. and 6 1/2 m. SW. of Stafford.
- Knightswick, par., vil. and ry. sta., G.W.R., on River Teme, in co. and 8 1/2 W. of Worcester; 857 ac., pop. 168
- Knockagalisky, mountain near Bolus Head, SW. co. Kerry; alt. 1351 ft.
- Helford. - river, S. Cornwall; rises 4 miles W. of Perwyn; flows S. the E. to English Channel, and is 10 miles long.
- Helensburg, quoad sacra par., coast town, etc etc Dumbartonshire, on the N. shore of the Firth of Clyde and at the entrance to the Gare Loch, opposite Greenock (distant 4 miles), 8 miles NW. of Dumbarton, 23 3/4 NW. of Glasgow, and 71 miles W. of Edinburgh by mail; pop 8554.
There is much history, trade statistics, pop. [population] data and so on given in connection with large town or historical places. Even tiny hamlets may have a mention of a celebrated man's name as his birth places. As note above, abbreviation is not consistent. 16 compass points are used, but I rarely see more than the eight used by myself. See my note on this subject, vol. 50, p. 193, Field Book. Sometimes a favorite name is given for a place: Mayo, "plain of Yews." "Near" is often used to indicate position without reference to mileage.