About the author: Edgar Alexander Mearns ((September 11, 1856 – November 1, 1916) American doctor, ornithologist, field naturalist. Military surgeon from 1882 to 1899, then medical officer, 1899 to 1903; traveled the Philippines 1902 to 1907.
About the diary: Available in transcribed form; the typescript has its first entry on July 31, 1902 and its last, March 30, 1907.
The original notebooks have also been digitized:
Notes and itineraries from travels on the island of Sulu
Notes and itinerary from Zamboanga, Rio Grande, and Cottabato, March 1 – March 3, 1904
Notes and itinerary from Zamboanga
Notes from Cottabato, Barak, Serenaya, and Zamboanga
Notes from Cottabato