Fairchild Tropical Garden Expedition aboard the Cheng Ho 1939-1940
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DEC 1939
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Baguio, Philippines

Written by Edward Beckwith on Wednesday, December 6, 1939

Terraced garden, Buena Vista, Baguio

Terraced garden belonging to Mr. & Mrs. George Fairchild (no relation to David Fairchild) at Buena Vista, Baguio, photographed by David Fairchild
Terrace building project near Baguio

Terrace building project near Baguio, photographed by David Fairchild
Occurred to me last night that it might be better for me to return to Manila and let Hugo come out and go on the trip to help David collect plants. Proposed this but David would not hear of it and Marian said if anyone backed out she should be the one. My real idea had been to get a rest in Manila before the cruise, but now there is no chance of it.

The sun came out for the first time and I took advantage of it to get some Kodachromes of the view from the house. We then drove to the terrace building place where we had been yesterday and took pictures of the operations.

Bought two dozen rolls Eastman Super XX 120 at 20% discount. Paid 15.68 pesos.

David telephoned Tamesis in Manila and found that he wanted to go to Bontoc so we will go on Friday instead of today.

Had an elaborate chicken curry for lunch. Never saw so many spices to go with it.

Drove in the afternoon with native botanical man to wood near Baguio in search of a palm. Later we called on Admiral Hurt’s family. They were all home and we had a pleasant call.

Rained slightly but the typhoon has evidently exhausted itself.

Quiet evening.

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