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Ms. Coll. 795 Diary by a young American woman living in the Philippines, 1905.
TitleDiary by a young American woman living in the Philippines, 1905.
Call numberMs. Coll. 795
(Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania)
PublisherUniversity of Pennsylvania
LanguagePrimary language: English.
Bound volume from 21 March to 19 September 1905 of observations and social activities of a young woman living with her uncle Henry Clay Ide and her cousins Annie and Marjorie Ide in Manila in the Philippines. The diary begins "Off to China" detailing her journey with her sister Katie from Manila to Hong Kong, Canton, and Amoy. She describes the streets, the people, customs, and temples and provides anecdotal historical information. She returns to the Philippines on 30 March, relaying the daily activities of Marjorie, Annie, and herself, including dinners with other families living in Manila and working on the Philippines Commission with Dean C. Worcester, Luke E. Wright, and a host of others. The Ide cousins, Annie and Marjorie, and the diarist, play tennis, go swimming, attend dances and dinners, and go riding. There is a mention of buying a gift for Alice Roosevelt's party. In addition, the diarist describes a trip to Dagupan in Luzan, Philippines, where she describes the landscape, daily journeys, the Igorot, panning for gold, and an earthquake. There are some personal notes about missing her family and the wedding of her sister Fan, as well as letters from home.
- American diaries--Women authors
- Philippines--Description and travel--20th century
- China--Description and travel--20th century
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