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

Written by Edward Beckwith on Thursday, December 14, 1939

Intramuros, Manila

Intramuros, Manila, photographed in 2009 by ericlucky290
Shipped seven rolls Kodachrome to Rochester by PanAm ($3.20). Found very cordial letter from Mrs. Archbold at desk. Moved my things in baggage room to room. Found binoculars which I thought were stolen in Baguio. In letter to Fairchilds last night from Mrs. Archbold learned that MacGruder whom Marian had unfavourable letter about is only going from Hong Kong to Manila. Everything now seems clear about expedition and there are no uncertainties that have to do with my part in it. David and I talked last night about the climbing irons and I suggested that I pay half for them, namely $12.00. Think they may be useful for getting high points for photography besides their evident value in collecting.

Drove to town with Marian. Found letter from MPB [Ned's sister] at Am. Express. No important news. Received experss movie film and cut film Kodachrome. Left 4 rolls Agfa Supreme to be developed only.

Lunched with Fairchilds (George) with David and Marian and had good fun talking to the two daughters. David came to my room at 4PM and we discussed medicines for the junk.

Mrs. Archbold said in her letter to me that she had asked Gibson Fahnestock to look me up.

At 6:30 drove to a church for Curran-Yankey wedding. David and Marian sat in front of me and held hands during the ceremony. Reception and outdoor refreshments afterwards at Mr. Salmon’s house. The bride kissed me which was unexpected. Tamesis, his wife and daughter were there. Seemed to be principally movie making and snap shooting by flood light. Returned to hotel with Fairchilds at about 9 and went to bed.

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