This page has a lot on it. You can use the following anchors (links down the page) to jump straight to a relevant box.
Use the following search in order to help limit your results to diaries, memoirs, and other personal-documents. This search will work in the BC Libraries' catalog as well as in several databases.
(memoir* OR diary OR diaries OR correspondence OR letters OR "personal narratives") AND ([country OR city]) AND ([event or time marker]))
Change out the highlighted words to hit your project.