Typewritten English translation of Colonel Simeon A. Villa's diary, which records the flight of the Philippine revolutionary
leader Emilio Aguinaldo from American forces from 1899 to 1901. While most of the diary consists of observations on the hardships
experienced by the party, attention is also given to Igorot culture, interactions between various Philippine ethnic groups,
and American and Philippine politics.
Simeon A. Villa was born in Beata, Pandacan. He studied medicine at the University of Santo Tomas in the Philippines and ophthalmology
in Japan before becoming involved in revolutionary activities. He served under General Daniel Tirona in 1898, and was accused
of committing atrocities against the Spaniards, accusations he did little to deny. During the next year, he was on the personal
staff of Lieutenant-General Antonio Luna. During Aguinaldo's flight from U.S. forces, Villa was part of the revolutionary
leader's inner circle. After the capture of Aguinaldo, Villa fled to Japan to avoid imprisonment; he returned to the Philippines
in 1902. Villa died in 1945. [Source: Aguinaldo's Odyssey; as told in the diaries of Col. Simeon Villa and Dr. Santiago Barcelona
Manila: Publications of the Bureau of Public Libraries, 1963.]
129 leaves : paper ; 200 x 303 mm. bound to 201 x 335 mm.
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