About Philinda Anglemyer

About the author: Philinda Parsons Rand Anglemyer (1876 — 1972) Radcliffe-educated American schoolteacher in the Philippines from 1901-08.

About the diary: Digitized by the Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America (Harvard University)  as: Philinda Parsons Rand Anglemyer Papers, 1901-1909; Diaries, 1901-1909. 86-M74, folder 15. Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass., and available online in a National History Day 2015 – 2016: Travel page.

The Collection Inventory details that,

 The diaries document Anglemyer’s life in the Philippines and her travels to China and Japan; one includes plans for a trip to India. Anglemyer cut some portions out of the earlier diary when she became engaged to be married.

Her papers were presented to the Schlesinger Library by her daughters, Katharine and Mary Anglemeyer in May and July, 1986.

The Philippine Diary Project includes entries from the author’s arrival in Manila in 1901, although the entry itself is missing a page, and so has been tentatively dated to August 23, 1901, the date (two days after arrival) that the Thomasites were allowed to disembark in Manila. The diary continues to 1904; it then starts again, with her departure for Manila from Hong Kong on November 1, 1904 to her April 8, 1905, departure for Hong Kong, as well as the birth of her daughter in the Philippines in 1908.