Fairchild Tropical Garden Expedition aboard the Cheng Ho 1939-1940
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MAR 1940
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Gorontalo, Sulawesi, Indonesia

Written by Edward Beckwith on Wednesday, March 6, 1940

School band in Gorontalo

School band in Gorontalo, Sulawesi, Indonesia. Photographed by Edward Beckwith.
Slept very soundly. Hugo said he could hear me snoring from his room.

We saw the Controller, Mr. Brukle, who is trying to get us a boy from Marisa. No word yet. He arranged for photographs of the school band composed of drums and bamboo flutes. Took both movies and stills, shipping the movie film from here.

This trip promises many interesting sights and experiences. We will both learn how to travel through out of the way parts of the Dutch East Indies. We have with us many letters to Residents, etc. showing that we are accredited members of the Fairchild Tropical Expedition.

Hugo went off to play tennis and was beaten two sets by a half caste girl. I went to the town and bought handkerchiefs, a bottle of port, can of Chinese ginger, and 6 cans of fruit. There seemed to be a complete absence of canned things on sale here, in contrast to all towns in the Philippines. However I found a store with plenty of Eastman XX film, the distribution of this film is remarkable considering how recently it has been put on the market. It is uncomfortably inferior to Agfa, which is harder to get.

We got considerable information from a German cigarette salesman at dinner. He is the only one at the hotel besides ourselves.

Hugo told me that he personally has no ambition to be a plant collector, as David would like to make him, but that he wished to settle down in the Philippines on his return and specialize in planting coconuts and pineapples together. He had a job lined up with a big sugar company.

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