About the author: Fay Cook Bailey (1897-1983) American banker; the MacArthur Memorial states that,
Fay Bailey and his family lived in Manila prior to Pearl Harbor. An employee of the Manila branch of the New York National City Bank, Bailey and his family were interned in Santo Tomas University upon the Japanese Occupation of Manila
The author’s papers are preserved in the MacArthur Memorial, Norfolk, VA, as Record Group – 98, Papers of Fay C. Bailey and Family.
About the diary: Published as Only a Matter of Days: The World War II Prison Camp Diary of Fay Cook Bailey.
The Philippine Diary Project only contains the portions from December 8, 1941 to September 3, 1942 and January 1 to April 4, 1943. Readers are urged to buy the published diary.