Fairchild Tropical Garden Expedition aboard the Cheng Ho 1939-1940
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JUN 1940
27

Caldera Bay, Mindanao, Philippines

Written by Edward Beckwith on Thursday, June 27, 1940

Stayed aboard and did some cleaning up and packing. Anne and I were the only ones at lunch. She has bought all of Schofield’s supplies which are being transferred to the Cheng Ho. There are enough canned things to last for over a year for a party of 10.

Gilroy is going to live on the “Gospel Ship” at anchor here until he gets back his pilot’s license.

Ted had to go to Zamboanga to sign off the Fairchilds as members of the crew.

Schofield came aboard in the afternoon and stayed to dinner. Ted told him that we burned incense before Tin Fe shrine three times a day.

Although Schofield seems pretty decent and has improved if anything on acquaintance, I do not like the missionary atmosphere and would not like to go along for that reason alone.

To hear Anne and Ted talk today anyone would think everything was all right between them. He told me that one thing he expects is his fare to New York.

In connection with expenses of the trip David thought that Anne should have paid all expenses while the party were ashore. He said that he had also had to pay Hugo’s salary and expenses, and that the trip had cost him much more than he had expected. It seems that Allison Armour paid all expenses while the party were ashore on his former trip. It seems to me, however, that this is expecting too much.

We started to drag anchor when a southeast wind came up and had to start the engines. There is a typhoon now hear Manila which may have some influence here.

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