About the author: Daniel Roderick Williams (1871 — September 21, 1931). Class of 1896 of the University of Michigan. Served as Secretary of the Philippine Commission. Later served as a judge of the Court of Land Registration.
Philippine Magazine, in its September 15-October 16, 1931 news summary, published this brief item:
September 21.—Judge Daniel R. Williams, one of the “empire builders” and considered an authority on Philippine matters, dies in Manila, aged 60.
About the diary: Chapter XV, “The Northern Trip,” from The Odyssey of the Philippine Commission, Chicago, A.C. McClurg & Co., 1913. The chapter begins,
Manila, August 30, 1901.
The last “Provincial Tour” has ended, and that you may have the story complete I send you my diary of the experience.
The entries in question cover the period August 13-29, 1901.