Trees. Bibliography. Index

Trees. Bibliography. Index

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1921 edition. Excerpt: ... and feet, averaging more than ten hours for each calendar day for the past siwty years, and having lately sought for the causes of this state of affairs, find that all my ancestors and all my relatives on both sides as far as known, without exception have been, and are, industrious, happy, prosperous, respected, self-supporting citizens in their several communities. Not one of them, either on the Burbank or Ross side, have been deaf, blind, imbecile, insane, incompetent, intemperate, or addicted to the use of drugs or liquor; not one of them has ever been in any way.a public charge or the inmate of any asylum; not one of them has ever been in jail, but that some of them might have been Worthy of that position, I am not so certain. Although my faithful father, good mother, and talented sister, Emma Louisa, had always been life's best inspiration, yet I had never known the companionship, joy, peace, and happiness of domestic life until I was sixty-seven years of age, when Miss Elizabeth Waters placed her heart and hand in my care for life. Since we have walked together, life has found a new meaning, and as friendly pals we romp, play, and labor in perfect accord. What an inspiration, help, and encouragement a good woman may be has been exemplified in the lives of millions of others, as well as my own. Much of my best work has been accomplished through her suggestion, counsel, advice, and help. The world will reward my "Betty" with the appreciation and love which she so well deserves. A first cousin, Professor Levi Sumner Burbank, was a man of strong scientific proclivities, and was in part responsible for stimulating my love of nature, inasmuch as he lived with us at times, and I often rambled with him in the woods and...show more

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  • Paperback | 84 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 168g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236788818
  • 9781236788818