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 Wednesday, July 24, 1940

Marian Fairchild and Mrs. George Fairchild in Victoria Gardens, Manila
Marian Fairchild and Mrs. George Fairchild in Victoria Gardens, Manila. Photographed by David Fairchild.
While I was out David left a note asking me to take some pictures in the Victoria Gardens and that the George Fairchilds wanted me to come to lunch. “Baby” Fairchild was there, the first time I have seen her since the trip. She was looking well and was thinner which was an improvement. We all went out in the car after lunch and walked around the Victoria Gardens, where I can get some attractive pictures tomorrow. They are inside an old stone rampart and picturesque in spots.

We then went to the University Club and had beer etc. The conversation of “Baby” and Mrs. MacKay was thoroughly boring. I concluded that “Baby” Fairchild wants to get married and singled me out as a possible eligible last December. I think Mrs. Fairchild disapproves of me because she thinks correctly that I am not serious.

We returned to the Fairchilds and I stayed to supper. Blanquita Hidalgo came in for a short time. She told me she called me up the other day after she had received a new developing tank. She wants me to show her how to work it.
The George Fairchilds are a strange family. Mr. Fairchild laid down on the floor on his back after dinner. He said it rested his back. I felt at 10:30. “Baby” gave me a sweet smelling flower before I left. I concluded on the way home that it was a day lost and do not think I will repeat it.

 

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