In the evening I read some of my diary of the trip to Anne, Marian and David. Anne and David went to sleep but I think they both found it interesting and I know that Marian did.
David told me about the plan of operation to be followed in the Moluccas. Since he has been to the Buitenzorg Botanical Gardens, near Batavia, in which there is an extremely fine and complete collection of the flora of the Dutch East Indies, and talked with those in charge, he has decided to broaden the plan for collecting to all kinds of botanical specimens, instead of specializing on palms and flora that might grow in Florida. This will mean collecting and pressing a very large number of botanical specimens.
Anne had an idea which may develop after the Moluccas. This was to cruise later among the islands east of New Guinea, such as the Caroline and Solomon Islands. This would make a very important extension of the original plan and would carry us from one end of the South Seas to the other.