Fairchild Tropical Garden Expedition aboard the Cheng Ho 1939-1940
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JAN 1940
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Parang, Mindanao, Philippines

Written by Edward Beckwith on Tuesday, January 23, 1940

Turno family visiting the Cheng Ho

The Turno family aboard the Cheng Ho with Anne Archbold, Marian Fairchild, and David Fairchild
The radio man from the Stewart came over, examined our radio, and gave some good information about working it. He said a dependable sending kit which could be used at any time for any contact was not only extremely expensive but required special knowledge to work it. Two others came over and examined our batteries etc. Found several short circuits in the generator.

Made contact prints of Anne’s films and then developed 4 rolls, 3 of them David’s.

Rest of the party returned at about 3 P.M. David had a lot of specimens and photographed some. There was a lot of activity on board, photographing, cleaning seeds, visitors from the Stewart and 2 bombers and Turno, his wife and son needing attention also. Pretty much of a mix up.

Daan and Fant took the big boat and went to Cotabato at 4 P.M. to get some supplies. They did not return till midnight and were met by Anne who gave them an overhauling for being away so long.

David brought up the subject at dinner when he and I and Hugo were alone, about my negatives and what disposal was to be made of them. He asked me what arrangement I had with Mrs A. I had no arrangement. My plan was to print the films myself when I return and furnish him with all he wanted. He wished the negatives filed at his place in Florida. I said that on account of my special method of working I could get better prints than anyone else could.

David certainly is a worker. He stayed up in his laboratory till 12 A.M. after a very active day. Slept on the stern deck. (have had for two days).

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