Fairchild Tropical Garden Expedition aboard the Cheng Ho 1939-1940
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APR 1940
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Makassar, Sulawesi, Indonesia

Written by Edward Beckwith on Sunday, April 14, 1940

I decided to make the trip to Masamba with Hugo. It will be interesting and there was no reason for spending further time at this expensive hotel.

We stopped at the camera place and found that the Rolleicord for de Witte had arrived. My enlargements were ready for Esser, the Magao at Kulawi and Hugo’s portrait of the Mullers at Palu. They were all excellent.

Packed up this afternoon. We purchased a new lot of canned things as we plan to do most of our own cooking. The total cost of enough for 5 days was 21 guilders, making our food costs very low. I have found that canned things, carefully selected, are in general better than the meals found at the different inns. Hugo also preferred this way. My German alcohol stove has proved invaluable.

My new suit consisting of coat and two pairs of pants at a cost of 20.- guilders came and was entirely satisfactory.

We went to a movie in the evening, the “White Feather” in Technicolor. The place was hot, the picture spoiled through inadequate light, and I became bored with the conventional English heroism, so left Hugo there after seeing half of it and went to bed.

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