Fairchild Tropical Garden Expedition aboard the Cheng Ho 1939-1940
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JUN 1940
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Zamboanga, Mindanao, Philippines

Written by Edward Beckwith on Thursday, June 20, 1940

Anne spent the night here and there was trouble while Fenton and I were taking breakfast in the kitchen – Anne takes no breakfast. Fenton and I had finished a bottle of nuts yesterday which came from her room and she demanded an explanation from Fenton. He denied having seen the bottle and then she found the empty bottle outside.

Anne had a letter which said that the I.B. Corporation had been financed for 50,000 and with Roger as president.

Mr. Worcester brought a peculiar orchid over yesterday which he asked me to photograph in color.

We had lunch on the boat and I spent the afternoon getting films straightened out and filed.

Anne received a telegram from Quezon in answer to hers saying that he did not wish to buy the Cheng Ho. I do not see how Anne can expect to sell it under present world conditions and advised her to put it up for at least the summer.

The present plan is to sail toward Manila and either put the boat up there or in some other port. David and Marian are trying to get accommodations for the U.S. but have not got travel reservations. It might be difficult.

The Fairchilds, Anne and I went to dinner at the Wilsons. Afterwards Anne and I drove out with Mrs. Thompson, Mrs. Wilson’s daughter, to their out of town place. We went for a considerable drive first on a road which follows the coast. Fenton had already arrived and Anne and I stayed while Mrs. Thompson went back in the car.

M P B has reported on Kodachromes received up to May 25. Very good results so far which must cover some 200 Kodachromes.

David is trying to get Hugo to write up his experiences and he expects me to give lectures when I get back.

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