Fairchild Tropical Garden Expedition aboard the Cheng Ho 1939-1940
MAY 1940
 
 
 
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JULY 1940
 
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AUG 1940
9

Manila, Philippines to Los Angeles, USA

Written by Edward Beckwith on Friday, August 9, 1940

The International Date Line.
Two Fridays in succession to allow for an extra day.

The windows in the cabins were all screwed up tight last night as some people have been careless with their lights.

Had breakfast alone at 7:30 feeling depressed over the photograph situation. Had a walk on deck with David and mentioned that I expected to file my duplicate negatives with him. I think he was pleased and that this arrangement should be satisfactory.

Played by first shuffleboard match with Mr. Weerman, beating him 53 – 32. It was a long frame and hard to play on account of the pitching of the boat. Went to Marian’s cabin afterward and had some refreshment.

I concluded that everything will work out all right about photographs as David and I seem to be really very friendly. I have to allow for his rather rigid and dominating way to thinking.

Played shuffleboard with Mrs. Houlding as partner against David and Mrs. Whittaker, beating them. It was good fun. Mrs. Houlding constantly slapped me on the back after a good shot and said “what a man!”

We all sat on deck in the moonlight and had a pleasant evening with beer and sandwiches at 10.

The captain told me this morning that there are no typhoons east of the Ladrone Islands. He said that many of the children on board were ill, that they had malaria which came out on a sea trip.

 

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