Fairchild Tropical Garden Expedition aboard the Cheng Ho 1939-1940
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NOV 1939
14

New York

Written by Edward Beckwith on Tuesday, November 14, 1939

Mrs. Milliken called up asking me to dinner tonight. Did not sleep well and did not wish to go but could not get out of it.

Received vitriolic letter from 40.

Have very little to do now in way of preparation.

Saw Garritson at 2:30 and signed SFB Estate declaration, also checks for preliminary distribution $16,000 for MPB and some for myself and $4,000 for each of the Brunnows. Garritson has done a great job.

Killinett of Blue Seal Sound Devices called up about John’s recorder. Said it would catch steamer on the 20th. This was better than I had thought.

G. de BG called up and asked me for dinner tomorrow evening.

Dined at Millikens. Mary Brown came in later. Saw her home and said goodbye. Mildly pleasant time.

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By Nancy
2009-11-16 08:06:24
Ned used various initials and codes in this diary. We have not been able to decipher all of them. We have not determined who "40" is. Garritson may be Ned's lawyer. "MPB" is Ned's sister, Mary.

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