Fairchild Tropical Garden Expedition aboard the Cheng Ho 1939-1940
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JUN 1940
21

Zamboanga, Mindanao, Philippines

Written by Edward Beckwith on Friday, June 21, 1940

Rainy day outside Zamboanga
Rainy day outside Zamboanga. Photographed in 2008 by 张家顺 Dennison Uy.
The Wilsons had such a good dinner last night that I overate and did not sleep all night.

Anne was very nervous and not in a good humor this morning. Moreover there was rain so that I could not start developing. I drove in with Anne and Mr. and Mrs. Worcester in their car and went out to the boat.

News from abroad sounds worse every morning. Today France definitely surrendered. Japan declared that there must be a change of the status quo in the Dutch East Indies. Stimson appointed Secretary of War in U.S.

Had hair cut, bought two new fountain pens and had $20.00 in travellers checks cashed. Also shipped 46 rolls of color film.

Weather cleared and I decided to return to Mrs. Wilsons. Taxi burst a tire and almost went in ditch. Chauffeur had trouble getting spare on and am writing this while waiting. Not a very good day. After about an hour another car came and I had an argument over the fare.

Fenton was not at the house and after lunch I started developing. Fenton came later and we finished all of Hugo’s films. Anne drove in and was in a very good humor. I had developed her only film and showed it to her.

Fenton and I prepared supper alone as Anne has fortunately gone to visit the Worcesters. We had a mixture of spaghetti and pepper pot soup, tomato juice and crackers. Also beer. We talked after dinner until the late hour of 9:30.

 

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