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

Written by Edward Beckwith on Monday, July 29, 1940

Packed up and then drove to town to get a few developing things in case I can develop some of the 17 rolls that have accumulated. Blanquita stopped for me at about 5:30 PM and we developed a roll of her film at her house. The film had been in the camera a long time and was badly deteriorated. She was very methodical and intelligent about taking notes of developing procedure and seemed to take a great interest in the operations.

Blanquita and her married sister and 2 nieces have a large house on Dewey Boulevard. The plan is peculiar. Blanquita’s bedroom was on the ground floor, a very large room, and it was there that we tried developing.

Around 8:30 she asked me to stay to dinner, which I did with pleasure and curiosity. The dinner was quite a variety of dishes, soup of a sort of Chinese variety, beans with oil and vinegar, very good roast chicken, and mangoes. Blanquita made me tell her sister all about the treasure hunt and Alaska. The two nieces were dark eyed Spanish girls, one rather pretty. I enjoyed the evening very much and I noticed none of the high tension atmosphere characteristic of the Fairchilds. At 10:30 Blanquita drove me back to the hotel.

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