Philinda Anglemyer

Philinda Anglemyer

(1876 — 1972) Radcliffe-educated American schoolteacher in the Philippines from 1901 to 1908.

Jan. 1, 1902

Trip to cave on Guimaras with Mr. & Mrs. [portion excised] only native doctor in town. But Señora Vicenta said he surely would not come.

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[August 16, 1901]*

*Note: First part of this entry is missing, with no date; but it is dated provisionally to August 16, 1901, a week prior to the

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August 20, 1901*

*Provisionally dated Monday afternoon we were taken to the Exposition Grounds to help get ready for the teachers who came were to come on the

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August 23, 1901*

*Provisionally dated Friday morning the crowd from the Thomas arrived and a freaky set they are. They are the clubbiest kind of club. At chow

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August 24, 1901*

*Provisionally dated Peggy and I went down to the Escolta Monday Saturday in a stunning rig. Wherever the paint on our carromata was visible it

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Aug. 27, 1901

Last night was the evening of the reception given by the Manila teachers. We had arranged a farewell meeting of the Metaphysical Society so we

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Sept. 5, 1901

A day’s shopping in Manila is one of the most fascinating amusements. Having decided this morning that we were too tired to visit school, Peggy

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Sept. 11, 1901

A letter of introduction to Judge Odlin has brought me a great deal of pleasure. This afternoon they came for me to go to Governor

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Sept. 15, 1901

One more of my bridges is burned. Yesterday at ten o’ clock we boarded the Francisco Reyes for Iloilo. As we stumbled at with our

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Sept. 17, 1901

Cheer up –the worst is yet to come– though how anything could be worse I can’t imagine. We got to Iloilo about eight o’clock and

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October 7, 1901*

*Estimated date based on previous entry. Monday we moved to our new house. The Presidente evidently thought he had to provide one for us and

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Dec. 10, 1901*

*Estimated date based on succeeding entry. [previous five pages missing] and in the back is a small balcony where the orchestra plays very good music

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Dec. 11, 1901

My birthday. The Presidente sent me a big turkey from his hacienda and sent his own cook over to dress it. Turkey á la Filipino

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December 25, 1901*

*Date estimated from contents of entry as first part of page was excised. new suit was pathetic. In the evening, we went to a party

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Nov. 1, 1905

Left Hong Kong on S.S. Empire. Fine boat clean & good chow. Miss Williamson & I in same stateroom.

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Nov. 1, 1905

Left HongKong on S.S. Empire. Fine boat clean & good chow. Miss Williamson & I in same stateroom.

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Nov. 4, 1905

Reached Manila. First ride in electric cars from Customs House to Grand Hotel. No rooms there, went Delmonico, much better.

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Nov. 4, 1905

Reached Manila. First ride in electric cars from Customs House to Grand Hotel. No rooms there, went to Delmonico, much better.

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Nov. 9, 1905

Stayed all night in Dagupan. Met Juan Ferrer, Mr. Turner Mr. Ruby on road to King. Mr. Turner said I could stay with Miss Hardeman

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Nov. 13, 1905

Began work in earnest. Seems much easier than last year. Like Miss Hardeman very much. Minors staying here & am bored extremely by them.

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Jan. 7, 1906

Tomorrow school begins again. Spent the first week of vacation in Manila with Miss Wilson. Met Mr. Hodgson. Don’t like him very well. He’s too

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April 4, 1906

Went driving in evening. Cochero went to sleep and pony ran into post and smashed harness. We were tipped out. Went to Mrs. Smith’s restaurant

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April 20. 1906

My last weeks in Lingayen were made very pleasant by Mrs. Gray & Mr. Brown who quite devoted themselves to entertaining me. Unfortunately the pleasant

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