|June 8, 1926
[sic, = mantri (Malay)]
The Malay word mantri can mean a “low-ranking government employee, usually a tecnician” (J. Echols and H. Shadily, Indonesian-English Dictionary, 3rd edition, Jakarta: Gramedia, 1990); but in both the Stirling and Hedberg journals, the word seems to indicate the personal assistant of a Dutch or American expedition member. Hedberg misspells this word throughout the text, e.g.: matrie, mantrie, mantrai.