Fairchild Tropical Garden Expedition aboard the Cheng Ho 1939-1940
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DEC 1939
7

Baguio, Philippines

Written by Edward Beckwith on Thursday, December 7, 1939

David Fairchild on terrace

David Fairchild on terrace at Buena Vista, Baguio
Edward Beckwith and Marian Fairchild

Edward Beckwith and Marian Fairchild at Baguio, photographed by David Fairchild
Perfect sunny morning. Took many color views from Fairchild place also taking breakfast outdoors.

Warm day, and very sunny.

Telephoned country club, Mrs. Gauss not registered.

We took a drive toward the west coast which was plainly visible. Marian had a barometer and I found with it that we dropped in a gradual descent 2500 ft. Weather ideal and exceedingly beautiful scenery. Very interesting country. Returned for lunch, served outdoors.

No word received yet from Hong Kong.

I am getting to feel more and more at home with the Fairchilds.

David learned that Tamesis and Sulit had arrived but they did not come to the house.

There are three pure white cats here and about six dogs. The cats are protected from the dogs by an elevated cat house which they can reach by climbing a pole. They are fed on this elevated platform so the dogs cannot reach their food.

So we leave for good tomorrow. Marian and I went to say good bye to the Littles. Not at home but they came in later.

Thought I missed my field glasses and made the boy hunt for them, but I may not have brought them. He looked very much relieved when he found I did not suspect him.

Mr. and Mrs. Neville came to dinner. He is U.S. Minister to Siam and is on his way there. Had an interesting evening. John MacGruder, whom the Fairchilds had a very adverse report on and who was rumored to be joining the junk party, was on the steamer with them. They thought him a good looking, quiet young man and could not believe he could throw bricks etc. as reported to the Fairchilds.

Had a sore throat and cold today.

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