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

Written by Edward Beckwith on Wednesday, January 3, 1940

Anne Archbold in entryway of Bahay Kubo

Anne Archbold in entryway of Bahay Kubo, Los BaƱos, photographed by David Fairchild
Paid my Jan. 1 bill at the hotel 312.57 pesos (includes food).

The size of the party is definitely 9 and I do not think any more will be taken on.

Marian called up to suggest that I ask Admiral Smeallie [Rear Admiral John M. Smeallie] to the tea on the junk tomorrow. Admiral Smeallie and Mrs. Smeallie accepted, also Mr. and Mrs. [J. A.] Thomas, former is president of the Polo Club.

Packed a lot of things on board the junk and got pretty well moved over. Developed a roll at the hotel in the afternoon and then got a rest.

Mrs. Archbold drove back from the Kubo with Hugo just before dinner.

Petersen and Torrey both said goodbye looking rather depressed.

We all sat around and I could see that Mrs. Archbold had it in for Kilkenny. He is trying to get the accounts straightened out, and she is very exacting about it. I felt sorry for him. Mrs. Archbold has lost interest in the junk now that it is finished and said she wanted to sell it at the end of the trip. I have doubts on how smoothly things are going to go.

Mrs. Curran gave Mrs. Archbold a black cat which she is going to take along. Hugh says it is going to have kittens.

We talked on the terrace after dinner, Kilkenny having retired to his room to try and straighten out the accounts.

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