Papers of Ernest Henry Wilson, 1896-1952. Unnumbered Book: Field Diary, March 15-April 24, 1904. Ichang to Sui Fu.

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Field Diary of Ernest Henry Wilson for the period, March 15-April 24, 1904. It covers his travels from Ichang to Sui Fu. Note that this book is unnumbered.

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China WIII 1904 5:9 March 15 - Apr 24 March 15 - April 24, 1904

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Ichang to Sui Fu March 15th - April 24th incl. -- 1904

W III 3:9

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March 15th - March 23rd I have now reached [?] on my upward journey. The boat left on the evening of the 11th instant and I left the following day. Owing to a miscalculation I had to spend the first night in my second boat. We caught up our boat next morning at Wang Ling Miao. The river is very good for travelling now and none of the rapids severe thus far. The Chin Tan and Yeh Tan gave us no trouble and there was not a junk tied up at the foot of either. A very remarkable and good sign. Our worst rapids so far were the Hsiao ma Tan and

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the Cho Tan some little distance above Wushan. Both of these were running very strong. The current in the gorges is very slack and we made good progress against it. This has been my [?] passage. The country is just putting on its spring warmth and looking quite green. The crops of Peas and Beans are in full flower and the wheat is coming into ear. But the fruit trees are the chief attraction. Peaches Pears and Plums being a mass of flower. Really we do not value fruit trees

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