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

Written by Edward Beckwith on Tuesday, January 2, 1940

Hair cut.

Taxi to town and arranged with Am. Express to either ship sound recorder to N.Y. or to me at Manado on boat leaving Manila Feb. 16, depending on a telegram from me at Manado. Left deposit of 50.- pesos to cover charges. Then bought contact printing equipment at Eastmans and other things.

David and Marian returned from the Kubo leaving Mrs. Archbold there for another night.

At 2:15 P.M. Marian and I took a whole load of things to the junk in the launch and spent the afternoon unpacking them. Visitors interfered slightly but were not troublesome.

Mr. Duckworth, International Harvester representative, called me up at Bradley Fairchild’s suggestion and we had a talk in the lobby with David and Marian. He has a 46 ft. junk with 16 HP engine and has cruised extensively. He spoke well of the sea worthiness and comfort of a junk, and gave information about Borneo, etc.

Dined with David and Marian. Ted joined us and was quite friendly with the Fairchilds. They say that Mrs. A. treats him as an inferior and sort of servant and that she treats Fant better.

After dinner Dr. Smith came to the Fairchild’s room and we went over the medicine list until 11:15.

Torney, a rich youth from Bar Harbor, and Petersen, the Australian, both of whom came from Hong Kong in the junk, have tried to join the party. David told them this afternoon they could not go.

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