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Reader Comments on 'Review of The Philippine Islands: 1493-1898 by Emma Helen Blair and James A. Robertson (CD-ROM)'

To celebrate their 150th birthday, the BPI re-issued the complete, 55 volume historical work The Philippine Islands: 1493-1898 by Emma Helen Blair and James A. Robertson on two CD-ROM's.

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Francis Tordilla wrote:
Wednesday, 19 February 2014 19:01:02 PHT
Any update on this project? I'm very much interested in having a digital copy of this magnificent work. Thanks
SHARY wrote:
Wednesday, 31 December 2008 23:03:05 PHT
The full 55 volumes are available at the UP main library
Mario Feir wrote:
Sunday, 3 June 2007 22:10:57 PHT
I have a set of the Blair & Robertson (reprinted in 1973 by Cachos Hermanos) and many more such works of Filipiniana here in my home in Fort Bonifacio,Metro Manila. I freely allow use of this by serious readers on my premises by appointment. Mario Feir 856 0957
Jaime F. Tiongson wrote:
Saturday, 27 January 2007 10:41:39 PHT
Gutenberg was able to convert to text the BR (unfortunately volume 1 to 24 only). BPI BR CD is not searchable.

I have already prepared a scanned searchable copy of the BR (in pdf format) tho it will take several more weeks to bookmark all the 55 volumes. All scanned images came from University of Michigan website. Please email me if you want a DVD copy.

It was myself putting those volumes in Project Gutenberg, and I intend to have all volumes, except the index available in future.--Jeroen.

Ekaterina Baklanova wrote:
Tuesday, 9 May 2006 18:54:59 PHT
It was a great idea to save this immortal work on a CD! (I wonder if just one CD is enough???) TKS!

I need it badly for my research work, as I live far from both Pinas and USA - I'm from Russia! :(( How can I obtain this CD?

Maraming salamat muli :))

The CD could be ordered from the Ayala online shop, but are expensive, and somewhat defective (even more than I indicated above: so far I've located about 50 pages missing, wrong, or unreadable). Two other options: I've already converted to text the first 25 volumes. They are now available on-line in Project Gutenberg. All volumes are also on-line on at the University of Michigan, mentioned above.--Jeroen.

Dominique wrote:
Sunday, 18 September 2005 23:33:58 PHT
It's been several years now that I've been searching for an affordable copy of this set and I'm very happy that the collection is once again accessible to the general public. This is quite a belated search and it seems the sales sources have run out of copies. Any suggestions? I would appreciate a copy of the 15 missing pages - I am hoping to still find a copy of the 2CD ROM set.
Jacques wrote:
Sunday, 8 May 2005 02:21:48 PHT
Quite a remarkable achievement Could you please provide information about Don Juan de Gama With many thanks jacques
Lasse Hölck wrote:
Saturday, 19 March 2005 06:00:50 PHT
Thank you very much for the information about this compilation on CD-Rom. Do you know where all the transcriptions from the originals have gone now? I would like to have the volumes in Spanish language.

The books normally give their sources. Most originals where in the Archivo general de Indias in Sevilla, Spain. If they have not been destroyed (As most documents in Manila: during WWII most of Manila was destroyed) or removed, the original documents are still in the locations indicated. The Archivo general de Indias is still there in Sevilla.--Jeroen

ka Edong del Rosario wrote:
Thursday, 13 January 2005 02:15:28 PHT
Is it Robinson or Robertson? Please be specific and stop confusing people. Tenks. --si ka edong po

Thanks for pointing that out! I've fixed this.--Jeroen.

Ernie de Paz wrote:
Tuesday, 9 November 2004 15:57:40 PHT
A student of American imperialism can not run away from studying Philippine history.
X.E. Alzona wrote:
Tuesday, 12 October 2004 14:45:25 PHT
I tried searching for it by title and author (and, yes, by following the instructions in the Postscript on this page) and came up with zero hits. The Postscript says "Recently." When exactly was that?

This query should find all 55 volumes in the collection.--Jeroen.

Lys wrote:
Wednesday, 19 May 2004 02:02:55 PHT
Hey Jeroen... is that site legite???... cause I'm thinking of ordering one cause I'm will go to Bohol in July and I was gonna get it delivered at my aunt's house... but im scared to do transactions online... have you tried it yet?

I ordered my copy from MyAyala.com, using a credit card. It arrived within a few days at my sister's-in-law address in Bohol. I don't know about the other site.--Jeroen.

Jerome S. Yap wrote:
Thursday, 6 May 2004 12:33:55 PHT
Sounds very interesting, I would like to have a copy for personal record. I just wish it covered the entire history of the Philippines including the second world war.
Tessie Wilms wrote:
Thursday, 15 April 2004 17:19:04 PHT
Dear Jeroen, Thank you very much for your intelligent website, also to your informative articles.
lilybeth liza andrada bohol wrote:
Friday, 2 April 2004 08:17:28 PHT
its a real paradise!and it makes me feel really proud to be a philipino and I'm proud to say this is my fathers home town!thanks and more power!!!

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