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 Thursday, November 16, 1939

Had breakfast with Russell Lowe who is staying at Chemists Club. 40 called up during breakfast. Had quite a long talk and think he understands the situation. I was more definite than formerly. Have very high opinion of 40. Lowe came up to my room and looked over equipment.

Notes on cold bath (”Daily Five”)

(1) Brain (2) Face (3) Back of ears (4) Back of neck (5) Throat (6) Arms (7) Chest (8) Kidneys (9) Legs (10) Repeat on chest, then face. Cold Water and rub with towel.

Took yellow rucksack to Abercrombie and Fitch to have large grommets put in so I can lock it. Ready this PM. John called up. Had not seen cable or received letter. Will see me at 1:45 PM.

Stopped at Myrowitz for SFB watch. Carl von Hoffman of the Explorers Club was behind counter. Promised to send him a letter about expedition.

Lunch at Chemists Club with MPB.

John came round after lunch. He wanted to go along on trip more than ever. Believe he will turn up later if cruise comes off. He was very friendly but seemed to me nervous and on a tension. He told me he was afraid of trouble between his mother and Kilkenney when they got on the boat. Said Mrs. Fairchild was very docile (an opposite view to that of Gretchen Green). Showed John my equipment. He said that the plan was to reorganize I.B. under the name of “Carnac” . Everything going well and he is apparently cooperating well with Royce.

Rucksack with larger grommets did not arrive from Abercrombie & Fitch by 4:30 (promised at 4) so I packed everything in the other bags and went to meet Garritson at the Princeton Club. We had a drink and talked business and then went to Chemists Club. The rucksack had come so I collected my baggage and went to train. Garritson went too and we inspected the 20th Century. Garritson has done a good job and I told him so. Finally I was on the train alone, put out the lights and laid down until we reached Harmon. Felt calm and relieved to be off, with everything attended to and everyone friendly. Turned in on a super luxurious bed at 8:30.

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