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 Thursday, July 25, 1940

I went out to the Victorian Gardens and spent the morning photographing various corners in colors and black and white. It was a fine sunny day and I took some forty photographs which helped to decrease my stock of surplus films.

Late in the afternoon I called up Blanquita Hidalgo at the Manila Electric Co and she stopped for me with her car around 5:30 and we drove to her house where I gave her a lot of advice about developing photographs, also enlarging with a new machines she has just bought. Afterward I took her to dinner at the Bay View where we spent a very pleasant evening till 10 o’clock. I found her much better company than Baby Fairchild and it was good to find someone who could enjoy the evening without doing a lot of drinking. She is still a Spanish citizen and was born here, her parents having been a part of the Spanish regime before the American occupation. I expect to see her again in a few days.

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