Fairchild Tropical Garden Expedition aboard the Cheng Ho 1939-1940
NOVEMBER 1939
 
 
 
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JAN 1940
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On board Cheng Ho, El Templo Island, Philippines

Written by Edward Beckwith on Wednesday, January 10, 1940

Hugo sighted some cycads on a small island El Templo we passed. We landed on it, wading ashore some distance. Fenton carried Anne. David found some specimens and I photographed them.

We were ashore about two hours. Returned for lunch on board then started again under power reaching a small native town, mostly on stilts, in a beautiful harbor on the island of Burias.

Arranged my things in my cabin in the afternoon and prepared the dark room for developing. Everyone did some fixing up. Marian stowed all of the elaborate list of medicines.

Later I had a nap in the room. Some of the others went ashore to San Pascual, the small native town, but I did not go.

Everyone went to bed early.

Fenton Kilkenny carrying Anne Archbold ashore on El Templo Island
Fenton Kilkenny carrying Anne Archbold ashore on El Templo Island, Philippines, photographed by David Fairchild
Anne Archbold beside cycad on El Templo Island
Anne Archbold beside cycad on El Templo Island, Philippines, photographed by David Fairchild
Fenton Kilkenny beside Diospyros maritima tree
Fenton Kilkenny beside Diospyros maritima tree on El Templo Island, Philippines, photographed by Edward Beckwith
Diospyros maritima tree on El Templo Island
Diospyros maritima tree on El Templo Island, Philippines, photographed by Edward Beckwith
Closeup of Diospyros maritima at Fairchild
Closeup of Diospyros maritima at Fairchild, grown from seed collected on January 10, 1940, photographed by Carl Lewis on January 10, 2010
Diospyros maritima tree at Fairchild
Diospyros maritima tree at Fairchild, grown from seed collected on January 10, 1940, photographed by Carl Lewis on January 10, 2010

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