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

Written by Edward Beckwith on Wednesday, November 15, 1939

Deposited check SFB Estate distribution for $16,000 in Guarantee. Cashed check for $2000 for Am. Ex. Travellers Checks, which I bought later. Talked with Barber of Trust Dept. about investments and ordered following: Sell 500 shs Con. Edison Common. Buy and deliver to Garritson, 400 shares Commonwealth Edison ($15000).  100 shares Int. Harvester common ($6350).  100 shares Sears Roebuck. ($8200).  100 shares Standard Oil N.J. common ($7088).  100 shares Sterling Products ($7675).  100 shares Gen. Electric ($4000).
Stopped at Archbold Estates. Cable from Mrs. Archbold from Hong Kong. “Departure delayed.” Decided that this should not affect my plans.
Dined with Greenes at their apartment in Roosevelt. MPB was there. Had a fine dinner with champagne. Very good fun. Gave MPB her SFB Estate check.

Deposited check SFB Estate distribution for $16,000 in Guarantee. Cashed check for $2000 for Am. Ex. Travellers Checks, which I bought later. Talked with Barber of Trust Dept. about investments and ordered following: Sell 500 shs Con. Edison Common. Buy and deliver to Garritson, 400 shares Commonwealth Edison ($15000).  100 shares Int. Harvester common ($6350).  100 shares Sears Roebuck. ($8200).  100 shares Standard Oil N.J. common ($7088).  100 shares Sterling Products ($7675).  100 shares Gen. Electric ($4000).

Stopped at Archbold Estates. Cable from Mrs. Archbold from Hong Kong. “Departure delayed.” Decided that this should not affect my plans.

Dined with Greenes at their apartment in Roosevelt. MPB was there. Had a fine dinner with champagne. Very good fun. Gave MPB her SFB Estate check.

Comments

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By Nancy
2009-11-16 08:13:58
Guarantee may be a bank. MPB is Ned's sister, Mary.

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