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^[[July 1. to Dec. 23. 1930]]

Dairy 10
by 
D. C. Graham

for the Tatsienlu trip, 1930, collecting natural history specimens for the Smithsonian Institution.

July 1. I have lost or misplaced the book I expected to use for the diary this summer.

We started from Suifu on June 26. This year I travelled in a small native boat, which is much cheaper than by steamer or overland. We arrived at Kiating today. The netters have collected insects during the day. It has been very hot, but the moon shines at night, so the night lanterns cannot be used.

I have arranged to go to the Kia Kiang tomorrow. The[[strikethrough]]re[[/strikethrough]]^[[n]] I have to go to Mt. Omei. On the 6th I expect to come down the mountain, starting from Kia Kiang on the 7th. Then I expect to speed on to Tatsienlu.

July 2. We started out fairly early this morning, and reached Kia Kiang considerably before dark. In the morning and early afternoon it was very hot. Before dark a heavy thunder storm came up. The netters all got wet.

I expected to go to the mountains to attend for a few days the meetings that are being held by our Missions. But there is no decent place here to keep the collecting outfit, and so I am going on to Tatsienlu tomorrow . It is a disappointment to me not to go to Mt. Omei and it will be a disappointment to our Secretary, Dr. Franklin.

For a wonder, about ten o'clock the storm was over and the moon came out. 

July 3. This morning at daybreak it was raining again. We got a late start. We got to the end of our stage at Tsi Heo Kai, in good time. I killed four birds, and we got some good insects. There has been so little rain in this section that many rice fields could not be planted with rice at all this year, and no other crop has been planted.
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