About the author: Daniel Roderick Williams (May 13, 1871 — September 21, 1931). Born in Dawn, Missouri. Class of 1896 of the University of Michigan. Member Bishop & Wheeler, San Francisco, 1896-1900. Private secretary to Bernard Moses, member (Taft) Philippine Commission, 1900-1901. Secretary of Commission, 1901-1903. Associate judge Philippine Court of Land Registration, 1903-1905 (resigned). Practiced law Manila from February, 1905. Member: Williams, Ferrier & Sycip.
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.