Edgar Alexander Mearns

Edgar Alexander Mearns

American doctor, ornithologist, field naturalist. Military surgeon from 1882 to 1899, then medical officer, 1899 to 1903; traveled the Philippines 1902 to 1907.

June 13, 1904

Arrived at Davao at 10 Pe Me last night. Met. Lts. Wagner and Cheston; had stein of ice-cold beer, and slept in Mr. Cheston’s quarters.

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June 14, 1904

Get aneroid. Left Davao in sailboat at 9 A. M. Baggage in vinta for Tagulaya, west side of Davao Gulf. Gathered shells and crabs at

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