Fairchild Tropical Garden Expedition aboard the Cheng Ho 1939-1940
APRIL 1940
 
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JUL 1940
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Bay View Hotel, Manila, Philippines

Written by Edward Beckwith on Wednesday, July 3, 1940

Steamer docked at 3 AM. Mrs. George Fairchild, Mrs. Gordon McKay, Mr. and Mrs. Yankey, and Mr. and Mrs. Curran came aboard early. David and Marian went to stay at the George Fairchilds while I took the room they had reserved at the Bay View. Later I drove with Mr. Curran to the George Fairchilds and saw Mrs. Gordon McKay who greeted me affectionately. I then drove to town with David and Marian. American Express had reserved a suite for them on the Pres. Cleveland on July 28 at $652.50 each. The price was high and I suggested that I might take the suite with them which would reduce the total. It brought the total for each to 585.

I exchanged my 500 guilders for pesos at 90 which was much higher than I had expected. Two letters from M.P.B., one dated June 15. We went to the Army and Navy club to lunch as guests of Mr. and Mrs. Yankey. Mrs. Curran wanted me to visit them at Los Banos. Ted is having a very difficult time arranging for the crew to return to Hong Kong.

Heavy rain all afternoon and evening. The whole hotel is full of refugees from Hong Kong. Turned in at 7:30.

Luneta Park and adjacent hotels
Luneta Park and adjacent hotels, including the Bay View Hotel. Manila, Philippines in the early 1900s. Provided by John T Pilot
 

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