Written by Edward Beckwith on Monday, July 8, 1940
Ted had a pleasant letter from Anne in which she thanked him for “all he had done to make the trip a success.” He, David, Marian and I went to the Everett Steamship Line. They offered us passage on a freighter through the canal to N.Y. for 300.00, time 45 days. Trip did not appeal to me, long and with not over 12 passengers. Later David and Marian decided to retain their reservation on the Bloemfontein. Ted found that he knew a captain named Brew on one of the Bauer Wilhausen freighters leaving here on the 16th. He will try and get on it with Fenton.
Lunch party at Tom Wolff’s. Pleasant but not interesting.
Priced Rolleiflex at Eastman store – 285 pesos with 25% import duty to U.S. Equivalent to U.S. cost $178.13. Duty $35.63.