The author is unknown, except for some details: she was a niece of Henry Clay Ide, and stayed with her cousins Annie and Marjorie Ide in Manila. At the time the diary was written, Henry Ide was Vice Governor-General of the Philippines.
In forenoon got the house ready to leave. Left at 4.30 on special train for Dagupan. Gen. Smith went with us. Ran into a carabao cart which delayed us. Got into Dagupan about twelve. Spent the night at funny hotel. Very tired, and warm.