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

Written by on Thursday, July 18, 1940

Anne called up and asked me to take dinner with her tonight. Her plane leaves at 2 AM.

I stopped at Am. Express and found that the “Bloemfontein” probably with leave Friday the 26th. They told me there that it was now impossible to get reservations on any line until the middle of October. My ticket was not ready and they said not necessary for me to pay for it till next week.

At 5 PM took delivery of new Zeiss Super Ikonta B camera bought in exchange for Rolleiflex at Botica Boi. They said this was last one left in Manila and there would be no more till after the war. Also no more Germans cameras in Shanghai or Hong Kong. They thought it probable that this camera could not be bought now in N.Y. Consider that I am fortunate to get it. Terms as follows:

Camera                      348.00
3 close up lenses:           96.00
Allowance on Rolleiflex    -120.00
2 filters                    16.50
Total paid                  340.50 pesos

If duty at 25% is charged it should amount to $42.57.

Dined with Anne at Manila Hotel at 8:30. She was very pleasant and we parted the best of friends. Marian sent her some flowers and she wrote her a note of thanks for me to deliver. I was glad that Anne was well started on her way to New York.

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