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Timeline of Diaries 

Age of Exploration
1518
October 20, 1518 — September 8, 1522
Journal of Antonio Pigafetta

Antonio Pigafetta (1491 — 1534), Italian chronicler of Ferdinand Magellan's 1519-1522 voyage. Learn more About Antonio Pigafetta and his diary.

1519
Logbook of Francisco Albo

Francisco Albo, botswain and navigator from the island of Rhodes. Originally botswain of the Trinidad in Ferdinand Magellan's expedition, he then became pilot of the Victoria under the command of Sebastian de Elcano. Learn more About Francisco Albo and his diary.

1564
Logbook of Pierre Plin

Pierre Plin (also, Pierre Plun). Pilot in the Legaspi armada of 1564-65. Learn more About Pierre Plin and his diary.

 

1564
Logbook of Rodrigo de Espinosa

Rodrigo de Espinosa, served as an assistant pilot in the armada of Legaspi. Learn more About Rodrigo de Espinoza and his diary.

1564
November 21, 1564 — February 20, 1565
Logbook of Esteban Rodriguez de Figueroa

Estéban Rodriguez, chief pilot of the ship Capitana in the Legaspi armada of 1565. Learn more About Estéban Rodriguez and his diary.

1564
November 21, 1564 — February 13, 1565
Logbook of Jaime Martinez and Diego Martin
1686
Journal of William Dampier
Seven Years War
1762
August 1 — October 6, 1762
Journal of William Draper
1762
September 1 — October 5, 1762
Journal of Manuel Rojo
Under New Spain (1764–1821)
1787
1787-1796
Diary of Manuel de Agote
Direct Rule from Madrid (1821–1898)
1829
January 4-17 1829
Diary of Guillermo Galvey

 

 

1829
September 9-15, 1829
Diary of Harriet Low Hillard
1848
November 28, 1848 — March 3, 1849
Journal of Benjamin Lincoln Ball
1861
July 23 –August 9, 1861
Journal of Cornelius Gold
1866
February 5-27, 1866
Journal of John Woodward Philip
1882
September 16, 1882 — May 28, 1884
Diary of Consuelo Ortiga y Rey
Philippine Revolution, First Phase (August 1896 — December 14, 1897)
1896
December 25, 1896 — February 10, 1897
Diary of Gregorio del Pilar
1896
December 30, 1896
Diary of Rafael Palma
Spanish-American War (April 21, 1898 — August 13, 1898)
1898
April 22, 1898 — August 15, 1898
Diary of Miguel Saderra Maso
1898
April 28, 1898 — August 31, 1898
Diary of Aime Ernest Motsch (“Lieutenant X”)
1898
April 27-30, 1898
Diary of John T. McCutcheon
1898
April 30 — May 2, 1898
Diary of George A. Loud
1898
May 23, 1898
Diary of James J. Loughrey
Philippine Revolution, Second Phase (May 24, 1898 -- January 23, 1899)
1898
June 6, 1898 — June 18, 1899
Diary of Chriss A. Bell
1898
July 15, 1898 — July 2, 1899
Diary of John Henry Asendorf
1898
August, 1898 — 1899
Diary of John B. Kinne
1898
August 5, 1898 — December 17, 1898
Journal of Eliphalet Huntington Blatchford

Eliphalet Huntington Blatchford (October 9, 1876 — December 23, 1905). In 1898 he enlisted in the United States Cavalry and was stationed in Manila where he remained for six months. Learn more About Eliphalet Huntington Blatchford and his diary.

First Republic (January 23, 1899 — March 23, 1901)
1899
May 31, 1899 — November 24, 1899
Diary of Venancio Concepcion
1899
December 2, 1899
Diary of Gregorio del Pilar
1899
December 2, 1899
Diary of Telesforo Carrasco
United States Military Government (August 14, 1898– July 2, 1902)
1898
November 24, 1898 — September 6, 1899
Diary of Albert Burton Welch
1898
October 20, 1898 —
Diary of John E.T. Milsaps
1899
December 18, 1899 — May 28, 1901
Diary of Joseph John Collins
Filipino-American War (February 4, 1899 — July 2, 1902)
1899
February 4, 1899 —
Diary of Robert Bruce Payne
1899
February 4, 1899 —
Diary of Santiago Barcelona
1899
March 4, 1899 —
Diary of Theodore Wurm
1899
April 5, 1899 — June 7, 1901
Diary of William Herman Wilhelm
1899
April 18, 1899 — May 27, 1900
Diary of Edward Avery Bumpus
1899
October 12, 1899 —
Diary of Karl D. White
1899
November 13, 1899 — March 22, 1901
Diary of Simeon Villa
1899
December 2, 1899
Diary of Peyton C. March
1900
January 31 to April 29, 1900
Diary of Edward E. Brown
1900
1900
Journal of John Marvin Dean
1901
January 15, 1901 — September 23, 1902
Diary of Apolinario Mabini
1901
May 29, 1901 — September 21, 1901
Diary of Edward Avery Bumpus

Edward Avery Bumpus (June 24, 1875 — September 28, 1901), lieutenant in the U.S. Army from Massachusetts killed in action in Balangiga, Eastern Samar in 1901. Learn more About Edward Avery Bumpus and his diary.

1901
July 14, 1901 — April 30, 1907
Diary of John David DeHuff
1901
July 27, 1901
Diary of Jessie Anglum
1901
August 13-30, 1901
Diary of Daniel Roderick Williams
Insular Government (1901–1935)
1901
September 12, 1901-1909
Diary of Philinda Anglemyer
1902
March 15, 1902 —
Diary of John J. Pershing
1903
January 12, 1903 — October 26, 1905
Diary of Levi K. Case
1903
May 19, 1903
Diary of an Anonymous American Lady
1904
December 31, 1904 — April 16, 1906
Diary of Joseph Stilwell
1904
December 24, 1904 — February 9, 1905
Diary of Dean Worcester
1905
March 30 — September 19, 1905
Diary of Young American Woman in the Philippines
1907
December 16, 1907 — January 2, 1908
Diary of Warren D. Smith
1909
August 5, 1909 to August 26, 1911
Diary of Jacob Cuznar
1911
January — September, 1911
Diary of Joseph Stilwell
1910
July 24, 1910 — February 27, 1913
Diary of Olivia Salamanca
1911
November 28 — December 25, 1911
Diary of Robert Dollar
1911
December 1, 1911 — February 9, 1912
Diary of Vernon L. Burge
1912
March 11-17, 1912
Diary of C.B. Struthers
1912
July 19 — August 20, 1912