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

Written by Edward Beckwith on Wednesday, August 7, 1940

Drawings for the tournament were posted. I am to play Mr. Gheno in ping pong and Mr. Vurman in shuffleboard.

Talked with another Standard Oil man from the Persian Gulf. He told me all about the difficulties of taking photographs in that country without getting arrested.

Did some typing for Marian getting through some of David’s notes.

Played my match with Gheno and got beaten twice in succession. Gheno is one of 18 Standard Oil men who are on leave from the oil wells and refinery on the Persian Gulf.

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