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Godshalk, Clarence E.

1955/08/15: C. E. Godshalk to Sterling Morton

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August 15 1955
Letter from C. E. Godshalk to Sterling Morton describing his trip after the AABGA convention. He traveled to San Jose stopping at the Calif. Poly. Tech. Inst., the redwoods in Big Sur, and Mr. Hartman's nurseries in San Jose. The next day he visited the Saratoga Foundation seeing the work being done on improving plants. Mr. Raven took Godshalk to Stanford where they saw the plant physiology work being done there. He went on to San Francisco to the Agricultural Research Laboratories where the Arboretum has sent soil and plant samples to be analyzed. He spent the next day in Placerville where they are doing splendid work in hybridizing. On Wednesday, he went to the University of California fruit experiment station in Davis. He talks about the flame photometer being used there; Godshalk would like to get one for the Arboretum which they could use to compare Dutch elm trees. He suggests possibly using unused money in Morton's chairman's fund to purchase it. If they purchase the machine, he will send Mr. Crowley to Davis to learn how to best use it. He briefly updates him on work being done around the Arboretum. He's glad Morton and Mrs. Morton enjoyed his talk. He's grateful to the two of them for their hospitality in California. He'll get busy on testing the crawling sprinklers.
Subject - keywords and LC headings
Voyages and travels