Fairchild Tropical Garden Expedition aboard the Cheng Ho 1939-1940
MAY 1940
 
 
 
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JULY 1940
 
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AUG 1940
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Manila, Philippines to Los Angeles, USA

Written by Edward Beckwith on Thursday, August 1, 1940

Very beautiful view last evening of the volcano Mayon in the southern part of Luzon. This was nearing the last of the Philippines as this morning we were out of sight of land and I think will remain so until we reach Los Angeles.

Developed one roll of flashlights of the junk. Result unsatisfactory because over exposed and not in good focus. Development 5 ½ mins at 82° with 777 and Alpha Press film was correct. Decided not to do any more until I reach Garrison, so threw away materials.

Have not spoken to many passengers, but beat the young Hamel boy at ping pong, also put my name down for the shuffleboard and ping pong tournaments. Had beer with David and Marian and stayed up till 10:30 talking with them about Anne’s shortcomings. Neither could tell what had started the trouble. The missionary, Hamel gave a good report on Schofield, and Marian said that she was mean enough to feel sorry.

Everything was closed in last night but there was plenty of ventilation in the rooms. I discovered however, after a helpful suggestion from Marian, that I could open my window so had plenty of outside air tonight.

Mayon Volcano, southern Luzon, Philippines
Mayon Volcano, southern Luzon, Philippines. Photographed by Carl Lewis in 1999.
 

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