[D8828AAT], Letter from John Casper Branner to Francis Robbins Upton, February 16th, 1888

Item

Abstract

"The particular specimens of bamboo of which you inquire came from Assuncion, Paraguay. I bought them in that city, where they are used for building purposes and for ladders. This species is there known by the Indian name of "Taquara." I was told that it grew along the tributaries of the Paraguay River, above Assuncion, in abundance. What seems to be the same thing but known as "Taquara-assu," grows along certain tributaries of the Amazon. I found it growing along all the smaller rivers between Macapa and the mouth of the Amazon in many places in immense quantities. It is especially abundant on the Araguary River. This stream flows into the ocean at the extreme Northern corner of the mouth of the amazon. The place is reached from para by steamer to Macapa, and thence by canoe. Care should be taken to so time the trip as not to encounter the pororoca or bore, which is most dangerous during the spring tides. ### I shall be glad to give you any further information in regard to these matters in my power. Remember me kindly to Mr. Edison and believe me" Yours very truly, John C. Branner.

Date

1888-02-16

Decade

1880-1889

Type

Identifier

D8828AAT

Folder Set

D8828

Title

[D8828AAT], Letter from John Casper Branner to Francis Robbins Upton, February 16th, 1888

Microfilm ID

122:792

Publisher

Thomas A. Edison Papers, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University