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1519
September 20

September 20, 1519 — September 8, 1522

Antonio Pigafetta
Antonio Pigafetta (78)

Antonio Pigafetta (1491 — 1534), Italian chronicler of Ferdinand Magellan's 1519-1522 expedition.

See the Journal of Antonio Pigafetta. Learn more About Antonio Pigafetta and his diary.
1564
November 17

November 17, 1564 —

Rodrigo de Espinosa
Rodrigo de Espinosa (19)

Assistant pilot in the armada of Legaspi.

Logbook of Rodrigo de Espinosa.

Learn more About Rodrigo de Espinoza and his logbook.

November 21

November 21, 1564 —

Pierre Plin
Pierre Plin (17)

Pierre Plin (also, Pierre Plun). Pilot in the Legaspi armada of 1564-65.

Logbook of Pierre Plin (also, Pierre Plun). Learn more About Pierre Plin and his diary.

November 21

November 21, 1564 — February 20, 1565

Ésteban Rodriguez de Figueroa
Ésteban Rodriguez de Figueroa (15)

Chief pilot of the ship Capitana in the Legaspi armada of 1565.

Logbook of Estéban Rodriguez. Learn more About Estéban Rodriguez and his logbook.

November 21

November 21, 1564 — February 13, 1565

Jaime Martinez and Diego Martin
Jaime Martinez and Diego Martin (8)

Served in the armada of Legaspi.

Logbook of Jaime Martinez and Diego Martin. Learn more About Jaime Martinez and Diego Martin.

1686
May 30

May 30, 1686 — November 2, 1687

William Dampier
William Dampier (6)

(1652 — March, 1715) British ship captain and buccaneer.

Journal of William Dampier. Learn more About William Dampier and his journal.

1762
August 1

August 1 — October 6, 1762

William Draper
William Draper (14)

(1721 — 1787) British brigadier general, colonial official.

Journal of William Draper. Learn About William Draper and his journal.

September 1

September 1 — October 5, 1762

Manuel Rojo
Manuel Rojo (15)

(September 24, 1708 — January 30, 1764), Archbishop of Manila from 1759; Acting Captain-General of the Philippines from 1761 to the British invasion in 1763.

Journal of Manuel Antonio Rojo del Rio Lafuente y Veiyra. Learn more About Manuel Rojo and his journal.

1772
November 18

November 18, 1772 — March 8, 1773

Julien-Marie Crozet
Julien-Marie Crozet (0)

(November 26, 1728 — September 24, 1782), French sailor, explorer.

Diary of Julien-Marie Crozet. Learn more About Julien-Marie Crozet and his diary.

1774
November 19

November 19, 1774 —

Thomas Forrest
Thomas Forrest (0)

(1729 –1802). British navigator.

Diary of Thomas Forrest. Learn more About Thomas Forrest and his diary.

1829
January 4

January 4-17, 1829

Guillermo Galvey
Guillermo Galvey (11)

(? — 1839), Lieutenant-Colonel, appointed Commandant of the Land of the Igorots and Outposts of Northern Pangasinan in 1826.

Diary of Guillermo Galvey. Learn more About Guillermo Galvey and his diary.

September 9

September 9-22, 1829

Harriet Low Hillard
Harriet Low Hillard (11)

(1809 -1877). Resided in Macao from 1829 to 1834.

Diary of Harriet Low Hillard. Learn more About Harriet Low Hillard and her diary.

1848
November 28

November 28, 1848 — March 3, 1849

Benjamin Lincoln Ball
Benjamin Lincoln Ball (0)

(March 29, 1820 — December 11, 1859). Dentist, businessman, traveler.

Journal of Benjamin Lincoln Ball or B.L. Ball. Learn more About Benjamin Lincoln Ball and his journal.

1850
December 8

December 8, 1850 — February 12, 1851

Louis Manigault
Louis Manigault (0)

(November 21, 1828 -- November 22, 1899), Rice Planter from Charleston, South Carolina. Co-founded Alpha Sigma Phi in Yale.

Journal of  Louis Manigault. Learn more  About Louis Manigault and his journal.

1861
July 23

July 23 — August 9, 1861

Cornelius B. Gold
Cornelius B. Gold (13)

(1839 — 1921). In December of 1861, Gold sailed for Hong Kong aboard the ship Oriental with a cargo of coal. In Hong Kong, he found passage on the Jabez Snow to Liverpool with a load of hemp and sugar. From Liverpool he made his way to Cork and then sailed home on the City of Manchester, arriving in March, 1863.

Journal of Cornelius B. Gold . Learn more About Cornelius B. Gold and his diary.

1866
February 5

February 5-27, 1866

John Woodward Philip
John Woodward Philip (3)

(August 26, 1840 – June 30, 1900), American naval officer.

Journal of John Woodward Philip. Learn more About John Woodward Philip and his journal.

1882
September 16

September 16, 1882 — May 28, 1884

Consuelo Ortiga y Peréz
Consuelo Ortiga y Peréz (6)

(c. 1863 -- ?). Her father, Pablo Ortiga y Rey, was a former Mayor of Manila.

Diary of Consuelo Ortiga y Perez. Learn more About Consuelo Ortiga y Perez and her diary.

1896
December 25

December 25, 1896 — February 10, 1897

Gregorio del Pilar
Gregorio del Pilar (10)

(November 14, 1875 — December 2, 1899). Brigadier General, Philippine Army.

Diary of Gregorio Hilario del Pilar y Sempio. Learn more About Gregorio H. del Pilar and his diary.

December 30

December 30, 1896

Rafael Palma
Rafael Palma (1)

(October 24, 1874 – May 24, 1939) journalist, lawyer, legislator and educator.

Diary of Rafael Palma. Learn more About Rafael Palma and his diary.

1898
April 22

April 22 — August 15, 1898

Miguel Saderra Maso
Miguel Saderra Maso (93)

(?, 1865 — March 21, 1939). Spanish member of the Society of Jesus.

Diary of Miguel Saderra Maso, S.J.. Learn more About Miguel Saderra Maso and the diary.

April 27

April 27-30, 1898

John T. McCutcheon
John T. McCutcheon (0)

(May 6, 1870 — June 10, 1949) reporter and editorial cartoonist.

Diary of John T. McCutcheon. Learn more About John T. McCutcheon and his diary.

April 28

April 28 — August 31, 1898

Aimé Ernest Motsch
Aimé Ernest Motsch (71)

(January 1, 1867 — April 30, 1911), French naval officer.

Diary of Aime Ernest Motsch. Learn more About Aime Ernest Motsch and his diary.

April 30

April 30 — May 2, 1898

George A. Loud
George A. Loud (0)

(June 18, 1852 – November 13, 1925). Colonel in the U.S. Army at the time of the Spanish-American War.

Diary of George A. Loud. Learn more About George A. Loud and his diary.

May 23

May 23, 1898 — July 26, 1899

James J. Loughrey
James J. Loughrey (165)

(July 4, 1869 — August 28, 1965), Sergeant in ‘A’ Company of the United States California Volunteer Infantry.

Diary of James Joseph Loughrey. Learn more About James J. Loughrey and his diary.

June 6

June 6, 1898 — June 18, 1899

Chriss A. Bell
Chriss A. Bell (55)

Corporal in the Second Oregon Volunteer Infantry state militia.

Diary of Chriss A. Bell.m Learn more About Chriss A. Bell and his diary.

July 15

July 15, 1898 — July 2, 1899

John Henry Asendorf
John Henry Asendorf (318)

(August 27, 1863 — April 9, 1953). Pennsylvania volunteer who served as a Private in the Spanish-American and Filipino-American War.

Diary of John Henry Asendorf. Learn more About John Henry Asendorf and his diary.

July 23

July 23, 1898 — August 2, 1899

John B. Kinne
John B. Kinne (0)

(December 14, 1877 – July 19, 1954), soldier in the 1st North Dakota Volunteer Infantry.

Diary of John Baxter Kinne. Learn more About John B. Kinne and his diary.

August 5

August 5 — December 17, 1898

E. Huntington Blatchford
E. Huntington Blatchford (8)

(October 9, 1876 — December 23, 1905). In 1898 he enlisted in the United States Cavalry and was stationed in Manila where he remained for six months.

Journal of Eliphalet Huntington Blatchford. Learn more About Eliphalet Huntington Blatchford and his diary.

August 18

August 18, 1898 & March 4, 1899

Theodore Wurm
Theodore Wurm (2)

Served with the 18th Infantry Regiment in the U.S. Army during the Filipino-American War.

Diary of Theodore A. Wurm. Learn more About Theodore Wurm and his diary.

 

August 22

August 22, 1898 — January 19, 1899

Thomas H. Briggs
Thomas H. Briggs (11)

(? 1886 -- December 29, 1905), Company G, Third Battalion, First Regiment, of the South Dakota Volunteers.

Journal of Thomas H. Briggs. Learn more About Thomas H. Briggs and his journal.

October 18

October 18 — December 1, 1898

American Trooper
American Trooper (3)

Identified only as "a trooper," and published as "A Trooper's Diary" from 1898-99, the articles, however, end with the name "Huntington," though no first name is given.

See Diary of American Trooper.

Learn more About American Trooper.

October 21

October 21, 1898 — June 29, 1899

John E.T. Milsaps
John E.T. Milsaps (246)

(January 3, 1852 –- November 29, 1932). Bibliophile, collector, Salvation Army officer and missionary.

Diary of John Ephraim Thomas Milsaps. Learn more About John E.T. Milsaps and his diary.

November 24

November 24, 1898 — September 6, 1899

Alfred Burton Welch
Alfred Burton Welch (224)

(September 26, 1874 — June 30, 1945). Served with Company D, 1st Washington Volunteer Infantry in the Philippines, April 30, 1898 to November 1, 1899.

Diary of Alfred Burton Welch. Learn more About Alfred Burton Welch and his diary.

December 26

December 26, 1898

Alberto Masoliver
Alberto Masoliver (1)

Spanish member of the Society of Jesus in Surigao Province.

Diary of Alberto Masoliver. Learn more About Alberto Masoliver and his diary.

1899
February 4

February 4-11, 1899

Robert Bruce Payne
Robert Bruce Payne (8)

(?, 1872 — November 8, 1937), Private in Company D of the First Nebraska Volunteer Infantry Regiment.

Diary of Robert Bruce Payne. Learn more About Robert Bruce Payne and his diary.

February 4

February 4, 1899 — May 28, 1900

Santiago Barcelona
Santiago Barcelona (28)

(May 23, 1863 — March 25, 1937), represented Butuan as an appointed delegate to the Malolos Congress.

Diary of Santiago Barcelona y de los Reyes, M.D. Learn more About Santiago Barcelona and his diary.

March 4

March 4, 1899 — December 11, 1901

William R. Johnson
William R. Johnson (20)

(December 5, 1880 -- March 18, 1952). Originally Corporal, Company K of 22nd Regiment, U.S. Infantry as of January 3, 1899, arriving in the Philippines March 4, 1899, and serving as such until he resigned in July, 1899 (he was reappointed to the same rank one year later); made Quartermaster Sergeant in October, 1901 until mustered out in December of that year.

Diary of William R. Johnson.

Learn more About William R. Johnson and his diary.

April 5

April 5, 1899 — June 7, 1901

William Herman Wilhelm
William Herman Wilhelm (92)

(1867 — 1901), Captain, Company B, 21st U.S. Infantry. Killed in action in the Philippines.

Diary of William Herman Wilhelm.Learn more About William Herman Wilhelm and his diary.

April 18

April 18, 1899 — September 27, 1901

Edward Avery Bumpus
Edward Avery Bumpus (17)

(June 24, 1875 — September 28, 1901). Lieutenant in the U.S. Army from Massachusetts. Killed in action in the Philippines.

Diary of Edward Avery Bumpus. Learn more About Edward Avery Bumpus and his diary.

May 31

May 31 — November 24, 1899

Venancio Concepcion
Venancio Concepcion (6)

Major General in the Philippine Army; Councilor representing Capiz in the Federal State of the Visayas; represented Iloilo in the Malolos Congress; military commander of Pampanga.

Diary of Venancio Concepcion. Learn more About Venancio Concepcion and his diary.

October 10

October 10, 1899 — April 17, 1900

Joseph K. Taussig
Joseph K. Taussig (4)

(August 30, 1877 – October 29, 1947), American naval officer.

Diary of Joseph Kneffler Taussig.Learn more About Joseph K. Taussig and his diary.

October 12

October 12, 1899 — March 28, 1901

Karl D. White
Karl D. White (51)

(? — 1940), Private, 32nd Regiment Iowa Volunteer Infantry.

Diary of Karl D. White. Learn more About Karl D. White and his diary.

November 13

November 13, 1899 — March 22, 1901

Simeon Villa
Simeon Villa (52)

(? — 1945). Personal physician of Emilio Aguinaldo. Colonel in the Philippine Army.

Diary of Simeon Villa, M.D. Learn more About Simeon Villa and his diary.

December 2

December 2, 1899

Gregorio del Pilar
Gregorio del Pilar (10)

(November 14, 1875 — December 2, 1899). Brigadier General, Philippine Army.

December 2

December 2, 1899

Telesforo Carrasco
Telesforo Carrasco (2)

(1873 — September 22, 1916). Spanish gendarme, officer in the Philippine Army.

Diary of Telesforo Carrasco y Perez. Learn more About Telesforo Carrasco and his diary.

December 2

December 2, 1899

Peyton C. March
Peyton C. March (1)

(December 27, 1864 – April 13, 1955), American officer who organized, equipped and commanded the Astor Battery (financed by John Jacob Astor IV) in the Philippines and received field commands including at the Battle of Tirad Pass.

Diary of Peyton Conway March. Learn more About Peyton C. March and his diary.

December 18

December 18, 1899 — May 28, 1901

Joseph J. Collins
Joseph J. Collins (15)

(October 17, 1877 — July 1, 1946). Second Lieutenant in the Philadelphia Volunteers, Co. “D” 47th Regiment.

Diary of Joseph John Collins. Learn more About Joseph John Collins and his diary.

December 22

December 22, 1899 — May 26, 1901

Ernest E. Dieball
Ernest E. Dieball (116)

Company C, 47th U.S.V. ; U.S.S .Essex crewman.

Diary of Ernest E. Dieball. Learn more About Ernest E. Dieball and his diary.

1900
January 31

January 31 — April 29, 1900

Edward E. Brown
Edward E. Brown (2)

Company B, 35th U.S. Volunteer Infantry.

Diary of Edward E. Brown. Learn more About Edward E. Brown and his diary.

April 12

April 12-30, 1900

John Marvin Dean
John Marvin Dean (0)

October 14, 1875 — November 10, 1935), Protestant pastor and missionary.

Journal of John Marvin Dean. Learn more About John Marvin Dean and his journal.

June 3

June 3, 1900 — December 15, 1902

Edith Moses
Edith Moses (1)

(May 11, 1859 -- ?). Wife of Bernard Moses.

Diary of Edith Moses. Learn more About Edith Moses and her diary.

1901
January 15

January 15, 1901 — September 23, 1902

Apolinario Mabini
Apolinario Mabini (47)

(July 23, 1864 — May 13, 1903). Lawyer, prime minister in the First Republic; exiled to Guam where he kept this diary.

Diary of Apolinario Mabini y Maranan. Learn more About Apolinario Mabini and his diary.

May 29

May 29 — September 21, 1901

Edward Avery Bumpus
Edward Avery Bumpus (17)

(June 24, 1875 — September 28, 1901). Lieutenant in the U.S. Army from Massachusetts. Killed in action in the Philippines.

Diary of Edward Avery Bumpus. Learn more About Edward Avery Bumpus and his diary.

July 14

July 14, 1901 — April 30, 1907

John David DeHuff
John David DeHuff (21)

(February 19, 1872 — ?, 1945), American educator. From 1901-13: head teacher in the province of Antique; Superintendent of the Division of Schools in Bohol and Iloilo; Superintendent of the Division of Schools in Manila.

Diary of John David DeHuff. Learn more About John David DeHuff and his diary.

July 25

July 25 — November 21, 1901

Jessie Anglum
Jessie Anglum (5)

Married to Daniel F. Anglum, a Captain in the U.S. Army. Traveled in the Far East; her husband was stationed for a time in the Philippines.

Diary of Jessie Anglum. Learn more About Jessie Anglum and her diary.

August 13

August 13-30, 1901

Daniel Roderick Williams
Daniel Roderick Williams (0)

(1871 — September 21, 1931). Served as Secretary of the Philippine Commission.

Diary of Daniel Roderick Williams. Learn more About Daniel R. Williams and his diary.

November 1

November 1, 1901 — April 8, 1905

Philinda Anglemyer
Philinda Anglemyer (28)

(1876 — 1972) Radcliffe-educated American schoolteacher in the Philippines from 1901 to 1908.

Diary of Philinda Parsons Rand Anglemyer. Learn more About Philinda Anglemyer and her diary.

November 29

November 29, 1901

Bernard Moses
Bernard Moses (2)

American historian and political scientist; member of the Philippine Commission from 1900 to 1902.

Diary of Bernard Moses. Learn more About Bernard Moses and his diary.

1902
March 15

March 15, 1902 — 1913

John J. Pershing
John J. Pershing (2)

(September 13, 1860 – July 15, 1948) American officer; Adjutant General of the Department of Mindanao and Jolo, 1900 to 1901. Intelligence officer in the 15th Cavalry Regiment, assigned to Lake Lanao in 1902. In the same year, Officer-in-Charge, Camp Vicars. In 1909 Commander of Fort McKinley, Manila, and governor of the Moro Province until 1913.

Diary of John Joseph Pershing. Learn more About John J. Pershing and his diary.

July 31

July 31, 1902 — March 30, 1907

Edgar Alexander Mearns
Edgar Alexander Mearns (3)

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

Field Notes of Edgar Alexander Mearns. Learn more About Edgar Alexander Mearns and his field notes.

1903
January 12

January 12, 1903 — October 26, 1905

Levi Case
Levi Case (3)

(March 30, 1876 — June 18, 1938), officer in the Philippine Constabulary tasked with establishing Constabulary authority in Ifugao.

Diary of Levi E. Case. Learn more About Levi E. Case and his diary.

May 19

May 19, 1903

Anonymous American Lady
Anonymous American Lady (1)

Diary of an Anonymous American Lady. Learn more About Anonymous American Lady and this diary entry.

1904
December 24

December 24, 1904 — February 9, 1905

Dean C. Worcester
Dean C. Worcester (1)

October 1, 1866 – May 2, 1924). Professor of Zoology of University of Michigan, member of the Philippine Commission, 1899-1913.

Diary of Dean C. Worcester. Learn more About Dean C. Worcester and his diary.

December 31

December 31, 1904 — April 16, 1906

Joseph Warren Stilwell
Joseph Warren Stilwell (11)

(March 19, 1883 – October 12, 1946). Army officer.

Diary of Joseph Warren Stilwell. Learn more About Joseph Stilwell and his diary.

1905
March 30

March 30 — September 19, 1905

Young American Woman
Young American Woman (7)

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.

Diary of Young American Woman in the Philippines. Learn more About Young American Woman Living in the Philippines and her diary.

1907
December 16

December 16, 1907 — January 2, 1908

Avatar
Warren Dupré Smith (0)

(May 12, 1880 — July 18, 1950), worked in the Division of Mines, Bureau of Science, insular government of the Philippines.

Diary of Warren Dupré Smith. Learn more About Warren D. Smith and his diary.

1909
August 5

August 5, 1909 — August 26, 1911

Jacob Cuznar
Jacob Cuznar (42)

(July 17, 1881 — September 21, 1965), Slovenian soldier in the U.S. Army, served two tours of duty in the Philippines.

Diary of Jacob Cuznar. Learn more About Jacob Cuznar and his diary.

1910
July 24

July 24, 1910 — February 27, 1913

Olivia Salamanca
Olivia Salamanca (10)

(July 1, 1889 — July 11, 1913). Second Filipina to become a doctor of medicine.

Diary of Olivia Salamanca, M.D. Learn more About Olivia Salamanca and her diary.

1911
January 1

January — September, 1911

Joseph Warren Stilwell
Joseph Warren Stilwell (11)

(March 19, 1883 – October 12, 1946). Army officer.

Diary of Joseph Waqrren Stilwell. This diary, one of three for 1911, focuses on his time in the Philippines.This diary is one document, with no dates. Learn more About Joseph Stilwell and his diary.

November 28

November 28 — December 25, 1911

Robert Dollar
Robert Dollar (1)

March 20, 1844 – May 16, 1932). Lumber baron, shipping magnate, founder and owner of the Dollar Line (known after his death, as the American President Line).

Diary of Robert Dollar. Learn more About Robert Dollar and his diary.

December 1

December 1, 1911 — February 9, 1912

Vernon L. Burge
Vernon L. Burge (3)

(November 29, 1888 –- September 6, 1971). Pioneer aviator in the United States Army Air Corps.

Diary of Vernon L. Burge. Learn more About Vernon L. Burge and his diary.

1912
March 9

March 9-17, 1912

C.B. Struthers
C.B. Struthers (2)

British subject.

Diary of C.B. Struthers. Learn more About C.B. Struthers and his diary.

July 19

July 19 — August 20, 1912

Carrie Chapman Catt
Carrie Chapman Catt (6)

(January 9, 1859 – March 9, 1947), suffragist, political strategist, and pacifist.

Diary of Carrie Love Chapman Catt. Learn more About Carrie Chapman Catt and her diary.

1914
August 1

August 1 — September 3, 1914

Anonymous German Reservist
Anonymous German Reservist (30)

A German reservist in Manila, who shortly after the declaration of war in 1914, left to join the German defense forces in Tsingtao, China.

Diary of Anonymous German Reservist in Manila. Learn more About Anonymous German Reservist in Manila and his diary.

1915
February 8

February 8-20, 1915

William C. Allen
William C. Allen (8)

(March 9, 1857 — March 14, 1938), Quaker recorded minister of the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting.

Diary of William C. Allen. Learn more About William C. Allen and his diary.

1916
April 4

April 4, 1916 — March 15, 1920

Jacob Cuznar
Jacob Cuznar (42)

(July 17, 1881 — September 21, 1965), Slovenian soldier in the U.S. Army, served two tours of duty in the Philippines.

Diary of Jacob Cuznar. Learn more About Jacob Cuznar and his diary.

1920
August 13

August 13 — September 14, 1920

Joseph Warren Stilwell
Joseph Warren Stilwell (11)

(March 19, 1883 – October 12, 1946). Army officer.

Diary of Joseph Warren Stilwell. The Philippine portion of the diary, from his departure from Hawaii on Friday, August 13, 1920 to Thursday, September 14, 1920, having left Luzon. Learn more About Joseph Stilwell and his diary.

1922
March 1

March 1 — October 26, 1922

Teodoro M. Kalaw
Teodoro M. Kalaw (7)

March 31, 1884 — December 5, 1940), scholar, legislator, journalist, educator and historian.

Diary of Teodoro Manguiat Kalaw. Learn more About Teodoro M. Kalaw and his diary.

1924
March 3

March 3 — May 22, 1924

Angeles Monrayo
Angeles Monrayo (6)

(1912 — 2000) Filipina in Hawaii.

Diary of Angeles Monrayo. Learn more About Angeles Monrayo Raymundo and her diary.

 

1925
December 2

December 2, 1925

Manuel L. Quezon
Manuel L. Quezon (6)

(August 19, 1878 — August 1, 1944), lawyer, legislator, President of the Philippines, 1935-44.

Diary Notes of Manuel L. Quezon y Molina. Learn more About Manuel L. Quezon and his diary.

1928
April 29

April 29 — July 3, 1928

Aurora A. Quezon
Aurora A. Quezon (12)

Aurora Aragon Quezon (February 19, 1888 – April 28,1949). Wife of Manuel L. Quezon, First Lady from 1935 to 1944.

Diary of Aurora Aragon Quezon. The first diary is in the form of a small address book, written in Mrs. Quezon’s handwriting, found in the personal papers of Aurora A. Quezon. Learn more About Aurora A. Quezon and her diary.

1931
December 5

December 5, 1931 — April 29, 1933

Marcial Lichauco
Marcial Lichauco (47)

(November 27, 1902– March 4, 1971). Lawyer, author, diplomat.

Diary of Marcial Primitivo Lichauco. Learn more About Marcial Lichauco and his diary.

1935
July 6

July 6, 1935 — January 21, 1937

Francis Burton Harrison
Francis Burton Harrison (292)

(December 18, 1873 — November 21, 1957) , former congressman, Governor-General of the Philippines, and adviser to Philippine presidents.

Diary of Francis Burton Harrison. Learn more About Francis Burton Harrison and his diary.

November 6

November 6-16, 1935

Joseph Warren Stilwell
Joseph Warren Stilwell (11)

(March 19, 1883 – October 12, 1946). Army officer.

Diary of Joseph Warren Stilwell contains only the Philippine portion of his travels, from Monday, November 4, 1935, preparing to leave for Manila, to Saturday, November 16, 1935, departure from Manila. Learn more About Joseph Stilwell and his diary.

November 15

November 15, 1935 — December 14, 1939

Dwight D. Eisenhower
Dwight D. Eisenhower (23)

(October 14, 1890 – March 28, 1969). At the time of these entries, serving in the American Military Mission to the Commonwealth of the Philippines.

Diary of Dwight David Eisenhower. Learn more About Dwight D. Eisenhower and his diary.

1938
January 1

January 1, 1938 — July 16, 1940

Fidel Segundo
Fidel Segundo (83)

(April 24, 1894–January 6, 1945), second Filipino graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. At the time of this diary, serving as assistant chief of staff of the Philippine Army.

Diary of Fidel V. Segundo. Learn more About Fidel Segundo and his diary.

January 4

January 4, 1938 — April 21, 1939

Manuel L. Quezon
Manuel L. Quezon (6)

(August 19, 1878 — August 1, 1944), lawyer, legislator, President of the Philippines, 1935-44.

Diary Notes of Manuel L. Quezon y Molina. Learn more About Manuel L. Quezon and his diary.

November 21

November 21 — December 27, 1938

Francis Burton Harrison
Francis Burton Harrison (292)

(December 18, 1873 — November 21, 1957) , former congressman, Governor-General of the Philippines, and adviser to Philippine presidents.

Diary of Francis Burton Harrison. Learn more About Francis Burton Harrison and his diary.

1939
July 3

July 3-24, 1939

Joseph Warren Stilwell
Joseph Warren Stilwell (11)

(March 19, 1883 – October 12, 1946). Army officer.

Diary of Joseph Warren Stilwell contains only the Philippine portion of his travels, from arrival to departure, July 3-24, 1939. Learn more About Joseph Stilwell and his diary.

1941
May 27

May 27, 1941 — February 25, 1943

Ramon A. Alcaraz
Ramon A. Alcaraz (122)

(August 15, 1915 — June 25, 2009), member of the first cadre of officers for the Philippine Navy (Offshore Patrol of the Philippine Army); founder of the Philippine Marines.

Diary of Ramon A. Alcaraz. Learn more About Ramon A. Alcaraz and his diary.

June 1

June 1, 1941 — May 6, 1942

Aaron A. Abston
Aaron A. Abston (8)

(August 16, 1916 — June 5, 1992), Commanding Officer, Battery G, 60th Coast Artillery Regiment (Anti Aircraft), Corregidor.

Diary of Aaron Alexander Abston. Learn more About Aaron A. Abston  and his diary.

September 4

September 4, 1941 — October 6, 1944

Herbert E. Evans
Herbert E. Evans (1)

Sergeant, K Company, 31st Infantry Regiment, USAFFE. P.O.W. in the Philippines in Camp O’Donnell, Cabanatuan, and Los Baños then Nichols Field and Bilibid Prison, Manila.

Diary of Herbert E. Evans. Learn more About Herbert E. Evans and his diary.

September 16

September 16, 1941 — November 7, 1942

George E. Steiger
George E. Steiger (71)

(1905 — 1960), Captain, U.S. Army. P.O.W. in the Philippines and Japan.

Diary of George Edward Steiger includes the author’s entries from  his arrival in Manila in September 1941 to departure from Manila as a P.O.W. in November, 1942. Learn more About George E. Steiger and his diary.

November 17

November 17 — December 19, 1941

Thomas C. Hart
Thomas C. Hart (4)

(June 12, 1877 — July 4, 1971), Admiral, USN. In April 1939 he was designated Commander in Chief, U.S. Asiatic fleet, in the Philippines.

Diary of Thomas Charles Hart. Learn more About Thomas C. Hart and his diary.

November 19

November 19, 1941 — April 11, 1942

John P. Burns
John P. Burns (162)

(September 22, 1917 — April 13, 1942). Lieutenant, serving in the 21st Pursuit Squadron, USAFFE.

Diary of John P. Burns. Learn more About John P. Burns and his diary.

November 29

November 29, 1941 — December 27, 1944

Arthur L. Shreve
Arthur L. Shreve (9)

(July 16, 1897 — March 12, 1969) Colonel, Field Artillery, US Army.

Diary of Arthur Lee Shreve. Learn more About Arthur L. Shreve.

 

December 1

December 1, 1941 — August 25, 1945

Carl E. Rice
Carl E. Rice (45)

(1877 — 1950). Veteran of Spanish-American War; served in Immigration Service; Senior Administrative Assistant in the Manila Base Quartermaster Depot. Married to a Filipina, he was eventually interned in Santo Tomas.

Diary of Carl Ephriam Rice. Learn more About Carl E. Rice and his diary.

December 6

December 6, 1941 — April 16, 1943

Edward R. Wernitznig
Edward R. Wernitznig (45)

March 9, 1906 -- May 4, 1976), Captain in the U.S. Army serving in the 12th Medical Regiment of the Philippine Scouts. P.O.W.

Diary of Edward Rudolph Wernitznig. Learn more About Edward R. Wernitznig and his diary.

December 7

December 7, 1941 — February 3, 1945

Lucy Hardee Olsen
Lucy Hardee Olsen (1)

(April 23, 1896 – June 24, 1985), former schoolteacher, interned at Santo Tomas with her husband and two children.

Diary of Lucy Hardee Olsen. Learn more About Lucy Hardee Olsen and her diary.

December 7

December 7, 1941 — May 7, 1945

Juan Labrador
Juan Labrador (275)

Spanish member of the Order of Preachers; Rector of Colegio de San Juan de Letran.

Diary of Juan Labrador, OP. Learn more About Juan Labrador, OP, and his diary.

December 7

December 7, 1941 — May 9, 1945

Ethel Thomas Herold
Ethel Thomas Herold (5)

(1896 — 1988). Teacher in the Philippines from 1922-27, resident until 1959. Civilian internee during World War II.

Diary of Ethel Thomas Herold. Learn more About Ethel Thomas Herold and her diary.

December 7

December 7, 1941 — October 7, 1942

Joe W. Keever
Joe W. Keever (5)

(? — July 9, 1996) Staff Sergeant with 60th Coast Artillery Corps of the U.S. Army stationed on Corregidor. P.O.W. in Corregidor and Cabanatuan.

Diary of Joe Whitener Keever. Learn more About Joe W. Keever and his diary.

December 8

December 8, 1941 — July 7, 1943

Paul Esmérian
Paul Esmérian (20)

(1912-1969). Former French officer.

Diary of Paul Esmérian. Learn more About Paul Esmérian and his diary.

December 8

December 8, 1941 — February 22, 1945

Robert Renton Hind
Robert Renton Hind (0)

(1885 — 1952), sugar technologist, plantation manager, and industry lobbyist. Interned in Baguio by the Japanese.

Diary of Robert Renton Hind. Learn more About Robert Renton Hind and his diary.

December 8

December 8, 1941 — July 12, 1943

Francis M. Lunnie
Francis M. Lunnie (0)

1st Lt, Med. Adm. C. P.O.W. in Cabanatuan.

Diary of Francis M. Lunnie. Learn more About Francis M. Lunnie and his diary.

December 8

December 8, 1941 — February 19, 1942

Aurea Labrador
Aurea Labrador (5)

Aurea Labrador (1900 — 1991). Became nurse to the Quezon Family in 1919. Appointed Housekeeper of Malacañan Palace in 1938, accompanied the family into exile. After Quezon’s death in 1944 worked in the Lutheran Hospital, Los Angeles, CA.

Diary of Aurea Labrador. Learn more About Aurea Labrador and her diary.

December 8

December 8, 1941 — May 6, 1942

Aurora A. Quezon
Aurora A. Quezon (12)

Aurora Aragon Quezon (February 19, 1888 – April 28,1949). Wife of Manuel L. Quezon, First Lady from 1935 to 1944.

Diary of Aurora Aragon Quezon. This is her second diary, A pocket directory converted into a diary with notes in pencil. Learn more About Aurora A. Quezon and her diary.

December 8

December 8, 1941 — March 30, 1946

Basilio J. Valdes
Basilio J. Valdes (217)

Basilio J. Valdes, M.D. (July 10, 1892 –January 26, 1970), soldier, doctor, cabinet member, businessman. Chief of Staff, Philippine Army, 1939-1945; Secretary of National Defense in the Quezon and Osmeña War Cabinets, 1941-45. Professor of Surgery at the University of Santo Tomas (UST), Medical Director of Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, 1948-1970.

Diary of Basilio J. Valdes, M.D. Learn more About Basilio J. Valdes and his diary.

December 8

December 8, 1941 — April 9, 1942

Eriberto B. Misa Jr.
Eriberto B. Misa Jr. (37)

Eriberto B. Misa, Jr. ( October 8, 1921 — January 3, 2010), Ateneo ROTC cadet who reached the rank of lieutenant in the Philippine Army, seving in Bataan as part of  Company A, 2nd Anti-tank Battalion, Regular Division, USAFFE.

Diary of Eriberto B. Misa, Jr. Learn more About Eriberto B. Misa Jr. and his diary.

December 8

December 8, 1941 — April 9, 1942

Albert N. Brown
Albert N. Brown (5)

(October 26, 1905 – August 14, 2011), Captain in the Dental Corps. Spent three and a half years as P.O.W. in Camp O’Donnell, Cabanatuan and Bilibid Prison and Japan.

Diary of Albert N. Brown. Learn more About Albert N. Brown and his diary.

December 8

December 8, 1941 — April 9, 1942

U.S.S. Canopus
U.S.S. Canopus (6)

War diary of U.S.S. Canopus (AS-9).

Diary of U.S.S. Canopus. Learn more About the U.S.S. Canopus and her diary.

December 8

December 8, 1941 — December 31, 1942

Clinton S. Maupin
Clinton S. Maupin (4)

(January 13, 1908 — October 2, 1977), Major, U.S.A.; M.D. assigned to Hospital No. 2, Bataan; P.O.W. in the Philippines and Manchuria.

Diary of Clinton S. Maupin, M.D. Learn more About Clinton S. Maupin and his diary.

December 8

December 8, 1941 —

David L. Olbert
David L. Olbert (7)

(January 14, 1919 — February 24, 1991), Second Lieutenant, one of five flight leaders in the 17th Squadron, 24th Pursuit Group, Nichols Field. Escaped to Australia after the fall of the Philippines; returned to the United States, serving in the 12th Air Force in the Mediterranean.

Diary of David L. Obert. Learn more About David L. Obert and his diary.

December 8

December 8, 1941 — May 1, 1942

John P. Horan IV
John P. Horan IV (25)

(July 5, 1891 — July 31, 1985), Colonel. Commanding officer of Camp John Hay at the outbreak of World War II. Received USAFFE permission to organize a guerrilla unit, the 121st Infantry Regiment.

Diary of John P. Horan IV. Learn more About John P. Horan IV and his diary.

December 8

December 8, 1941 — February 8, 1942

Edward H. Bowes
Edward H. Bowes (2)

Edward Henry Bowes ( February 20, 1896 −December 15, 1944), Lt. Col., USA. CO, 1st Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment. Captured in Bataan. Died in captivity as a P.O.W.

Diary of Edward Henry Bowes. Learn more About Edward H. Bowes and his diary.

December 8

December 8, 1941 — October 7, 1942

Leo Arhutick
Leo Arhutick (5)

(July 4, 1919 — July 29, 2009?). Corporal, 17th Pursuit Squadron, Nichols Field. P.O.W. in Japan, 1942-1945.

Diary of Leo Arhutick. Learn more About Leo Arhutick and his diary.

December 8

December 8, 1941 — April 4, 1943

Fay Cook Bailey
Fay Cook Bailey (0)

American banker with the National City Bank of New York; interned in Santo Tomas with his family.

Diary of Fay Cook Bailey. Learn more About Fay Cook Bailey and his diary.

December 8

December 8, 1941 — October 22, 1942

Elizabeth Lautzenhiser
Elizabeth Lautzenhiser (19)

(July 5, 1927 — July 16, 2020) daughter of Roscoe E. Lautzenheiser and grandaughter of Nancy Belle Craft Norton. Interned in Santo Tomas.

Diary of Elizabeth Lautzenhiser Irvine. Learn more About Elizabeth Lautzenhiser and her diary.

December 8

December 8, 1941 — December 12, 1942

Carter B. Simpson
Carter B. Simpson (17)

(November 3, 1915 — December 31, 1944), Captain, USMC. Served on Bataan and Corregidor; P.O.W.; perished on the hellship Oryoku Maru.

Diary of Carter Berkeley Simpson . Learn more About Carter B. Simpson and his diary.

December 8

December 8, 1941 — March 19, 1945

Louise Fillmore Blancaflor
Louise Fillmore Blancaflor (232)

An American married a Filipino doctor, Cornel Blancaflor.

Diary of Louise Fillmore Blancaflor. Learn more About Louise Fillmore Blancaflor and her diary.

December 8

December 8, 1941 — August 14, 1942

Robert G. Davis
Robert G. Davis (0)

Captain, Medical Corps, USN. Commanding officer, Cañacao Naval Hospital, Sangley Point, Cavite.

Diary of Robert G. Davis. Learn more About Robert G. Davis and his diary.

December 9

December 9, 1941 — February 23, 1945

Herman K. Beaber
Herman K. Beaber (45)

(1907 -- 2001) American Protestant missionary; interned at Santo Tomas and Los Baños.

Diary of Herman Knight Beaber. Learn more About Herman K. Beaber and his diary.

December 11

December 11, 1941 — May 9, 1942

Nancy Belle Craft Norton
Nancy Belle Craft Norton (4)

(August 4, 1872 — December 1, 1963), Mother-in-law of Roscoe E. Lautzenhiser, grandmother of Elizabeth Lautzenhiser. American educator, decorated after the war for her work in bringing food, clothing, and supplies to American prisoners of war in Manila.

Diary of Nancy Belle Craft Norton. Learn more About Nancy Belle Craft Norton and her diary.

December 15

December 15-29, 1941

Teodoro M. Locsin
Teodoro M. Locsin (15)

(December 24, 1914 -- January 20, 2001). Journalist, novelist, short story writer, poet. At the time these diary entries were written, staff writer in the Philippines Free Press.

Diary of Teodoro M. Locsin. Learn more About Teodoro M. Locsin and his diary.

December 16

December 16, 1941 — March 10, 1945

Gladys Savary
Gladys Savary (61)

(June 2, 1893 — September 14, 1985), restauranteur. Because of her being married to a French national, she was not interned by the Japanese with Allied civilians in Manila.

Diary of Gladys Savary. Learn more About Gladys Savary and her diary.

December 23

December 23, 1941 — April 21, 1942

Felipe Buencamino III
Felipe Buencamino III (117)

Felipe Buencamino III (March 28,1920 — April 28,1949), Served in G-2, Philippine Army, in Bataan.

Diary of Felipe Buencamino III y Arguelles. This first part is his Bataan diary. Learn more About Felipe Buencamino III and his diary.

December 27

December 27, 1941 — February 5, 1945

Natalie Crouter
Natalie Crouter (148)

(October 30, 1898 — October 15, 1985). Resident of Vigan and later Baguio in the Philippines. Interned by the Japanese with her family in Baguio, then Bilibid Prison in Manila.

Diary of Natalie Corona Stark Crouter. Learn more About Natalie Crouter and her diary.

December 28

December 28, 1941 — February 15, 1945

Robert Renton Hind
Robert Renton Hind (0)

(1885 — 1952), sugar technologist, plantation manager, and industry lobbyist. Interned in Baguio by the Japanese.

Diary of Robert Renton Hind. Learn more About R. Renton Hind and his diary.

1942
January 1

January 1 — August 26, 1942

Paulino Santos
Paulino Santos (2)

(June 22, 1890 — 1945), Major General in the Philippine Army, former Chief of Staff; at the time of the writing of the diary, general manager of the National Land Settlement Administration.

Diary of Paulino Santos y Torres. Learn more About Paulino Santos and his diary.

January 1

January 1-27, 1942

William A. Fairfield
William A. Fairfield (27)

(? — October 1975), Engineering officer for the 19th Bombardment Group, Clark Field, Pampanga. Evacuated to Australia on the SS Mactan, 1942.

Log of William A. Fairfield. Learn more About William A. Fairfield and his log.

January 1
January 1

January 1, 1942 — December 16, 1944

Victor Buencamino
Victor Buencamino

(1888 — 1977), first Filipino veterinarian, government official, businessman. Vice-President and Manager, National Rice and Corn Corporation, 1936-1943. Vice-Chairman, National Produce Exchange. Food Administrator, Civilian Emergency Administration, 1941-42.Father of Felipe Buencamino III.

Diary of Victor Buencamino y Abreu. Learn more About Victor Buencamino and his diary.

January 2

January 2 — December 15, 1942

Albert Klestadt
Albert Klestadt (0)

(October 30, 1913 — April 4, 2006). German businessman providing intelligence to Allied forces; sailed from the Philippines to Australia to escape the Japanese.

Diary of Albert Klestadt. Learn more About Albert Klestadt and his diary.

January 5

January 5, 1942 — June 24, 1945

Tressa Cates
Tressa Cates (33)

(September 14, 1903 — May 6, 1991). Interned with her husband in Santo Tomas, 1942-45.

Diary of Tressa Roka Cates. Learn more About Tressa R. Cates and her diary.

February 19

February 19 — March 26, 1942

Andres Soriano
Andres Soriano (0)

(February 8, 1898 – December 30, 1964). Businessman, chairman of San Miguel Corporation. Colonel in USAFFE,Treasurer of the Philippines from February 19 to March 26, 1942, then Secretary without Portfolio in the War Cabinet of President Quezon from March 2 to 26, 1942, then Secretary of Secretary of Finance, Agriculture, and Commerce from March 26, 1942 until July 31, 1944.

Diary of Andres Soriano y Roxas. Learn more About Andres Soriano and his diary.

March 20

March 20 — April 20, 1942

Lohr
Lohr (1)

Identified only as Capt. Lohr. P.O.W. in Camp O’Donnel, Tarlac, during the period the diary was written.

Diary of Capt. Lohr. Learn more About Capt. Lohr and his diary.

April 9

April 9, 1942 — August 12, 1942

Edward P. King
Edward P. King (16)

(July 4, 1884 – August 31, 1958), Major General, U.S.A. Head of artillery at the outbreak of the war, made commander of USAFFE (later USFIP) troops in Bataan, March 11, 1942. Was held as P.O.W. for three and a half years.

Diary of Edward Postell King. Learn more About Edward P. King and his diary.

April 30

April 30, 1942 — June 24, 1944

William P. Oliver
William P. Oliver (49)

(June 1, 1913 — October ?, 1944), 1st Lieutenant, US Army; P.O.W., perished on Arisan Maru in October, 1944.

Diary of William P. Oliver. Learn more About William P. Oliver and his diary.

May 30

May 30, 1942 — August 5, 1944

Francis Burton Harrison
Francis Burton Harrison (292)

(December 18, 1873 — November 21, 1957) , former congressman, Governor-General of the Philippines, and adviser to Philippine presidents.

Diary of Francis Burton Harrison. Learn more About Francis Burton Harrison and his diary.

June 3

June 3 — July 28, 1942

Clarence Shearer
Clarence Shearer (0)

Pharmacist's Mate, U.S. Navy, P.O.W. in Bilibid Prison, Manila.

Diary of Clarence Shearer. Learn more About Clarence Shearer and his diary.

June 21

June 21, 1942 — February 3, 1945

Anne Louise Goldthorpe
Anne Louise Goldthorpe (18)

Canadian nurse affiliated with the American Episcopal Church in the Philippines' efforts to set up rural clinics. Originally interned in Davao, then interned in Santo Tomas.

Diary of Anne Louise Goldthorpe. Learn more About Anne Louise Goldthorpe and her diary.

July 4

July 4, 1942 — January 2, 1943

Thomas H. Hayes
Thomas H. Hayes (5)

Lieutenant Commander, U.S. Navy; imprisoned in Bilibid Prison, Manila from July 2, 1942 until December 13, 1944; became chief surgeon in in October, 1943. Perished on the prison ship Oryoku Maru in 1945.

Diary of Thomas H. Hayes. Learn more About Thomas H. Hayes and his diary.

August 16

August 16, 1942 — October 3, 1944

Kearby L. Watson
Kearby L. Watson (0)

(? -- October 24, 1944). Private, 440th Ordnance Company, Aviation) U.S. Army Air Forces; P.O.W. in the Philippines, perished on the Arisan Maru en route to Japan.

Diary of Kearby L. Watson. Learn more About Kearby L. Watson and his diary.

August 26

August 26 — September 10 , 1942

Anonymous American POW
Anonymous American POW (11)

From names mentioned in the entries, it seems the author was an officer, a Catholic, and had the nickname, “Mac”. The names of certain American officers suggests, in turn, the possibility that the diary dates from the period that American P.O.W.s were incarcerated in Camp Casisang in Malaybalay, Bukidnon.

Diary of Anonymous American Prisoner-of-War. Learn more About Anonymous American POW and this diary.

September 4

September 4-28, 1942

Warren A. Starr
Warren A. Starr (1)

Captain, 60th C.A. (A.A.), U.S.A., Battery Commander “H” Battery on Corregidor.

Diary of Warren A. Starr. Learn more About Warren A. Starr and his diary.

September 22

September 22, 1942 — May 29, 1944

David Nash
David Nash (1)

(October 12, 1914 — August 3, 2007). Executive Officer aboard the U.S.S. Mindanao; surrendered on Corregidor, P.O.W. at Bilibid Prison, Davao Penal Colony, and Cabanatuan, then Korea and Manchuria.

Diary of David Nash. Learn more About David Nash and his diary.

September 27

September 27, 1942 — March 10, 1945

Wendell Fertig
Wendell Fertig (53)

December 16, 1900 – March 24, 1975). American mining engineer, reserve officer, and guerrilla leader in Mindanao.

Diary of Wendell Fertig. Learn more About Wendell Fertig and his diary.

December 9

December 9, 1942 — October 15, 1943

Takeuchi Tatsuji
Takeuchi Tatsuji (5)

Japanese political scientist, member of the Research Commission on the Philippines; he translated and published a third of the entries that he kept from December 1942 to October 1943 while on the Commission's business in the Philippines.

Diary of Takeuchi Tatsuji. Learn more About Takeuchi Tatsuji and his diary.

1943
May 14

May 14 — October 15, 1943

Charles Mock
Charles Mock (69)

(1908 – 1964) an American originally imprisoned together with other Allied civilians in the University of Santo Tomas, kept a journal of his time in the prisoner of war camp in Los Baños, Laguna.

Diary of Charles Mock. Learn more About Charles Mock and his diary.

May 30

May 30, 1943 — August 16, 1944

Philip H. Meier
Philip H. Meier (34)

Major, U.S. Army, Company I, 3rd Battalion, 57th Infantry Regiment, 21st Infantry Division, Philippine Scouts. P.O.W. in Cabanatuan. Perished on the Hell ship Enoura Maru in December, 1944.

Diary of Philip H. Meier. Learn more About Philip H. Meier and his diary.