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

Written by Edward Beckwith on Monday, July 15, 1940

Historic Manila Custom House
Historic Manila Custom House. Photographed in 2007 by Jun Acullador.
Anne called me up early and was greatly concerned that Ted had not come over to see her. She said he had taken a paper from the boat and she did not know what it was.

Anne is so generally disliked that my apparent friendship with her is much commented on. There may be further complications because she said yesterday she might try and get a reservations on the “Bloemfontein” instead of the Clipper. I do not think she can but I can only guess what the Fairchilds will do if she succeeds.

Did not find Anne at the Manila Hotel but she came to my hotel at 6 after considerable difficulty at the custom house about signing off as ship’s stewardess. She was tired and in a bad humor. She has not spoken of the Fairchilds and believe that they will not see her before she goes. It must be clear to her that she is universally disliked. I asked her to dinner but she went back to her hotel, so I spent a pleasant quiet evening alone.

 

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