Papers of the Hawaiian Historical Society

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Reports for 1900/01-1903/04 are reprinted from the Annual reports of the Office of Experiment Stations for same years.

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Page 9 - Owhyhee spellingItook into the hands of our pupils, copies of which we now transmit to you for the examination of the committee and as little articles of curiosity from these dark isles. By the next conveyance we hope to send complete copies with a preface. The edition will be small, about 500 copies. We should be obliged if the committee should suggest alterations and amendments from a perusal of the first eight pages.
Page 10 - American Board," and is now in the Mission collection, Pemberton Square, Boston. It is a sheet four by six inches, headed "Lesson I.," beneath which are twelve lines, each having five separate syllables of two letters. This was certainly the first printing at the Hawaiian Islands, and probably the first on the shores of the North Pacific Ocean. This account is from Mr. Hunnewell (who visited the...
Page 10 - Owhyhee syllables, having the composing stick put into his hands, and being shown when to take and how to place the types, and then to pull the press.
Page 21 - August 18, 1825, Mr. Loomis informs the corresponding secretary : The press we now have is so much worn in the screw as to render it impossible to take an even impression, and as the screw is cracked we know not how soon it may become worthless.
Page 9 - Spelling-book into the hands of our pupils, copies of which we now transmit for the examination of the committee, and as little curiosities from these dark Isles. By the next conveyance, we hope to send complete copies, with a preface. We intend to print a catechism, historical and doctrinal, a Scripture tract, and a grammar and vocabulary, as we make advances in the language.
Page 23 - RUGGLES. This Circular was printed at the Mission press, and immediately distributed among the foreign residents and visitants at the Islands. At the close of the month, the Missionaries at Honoruru were informed, in a letter signed by a number of the foreigners, that their challenge for investigation was accepted. Accordingly the Missionary Packet was sent to different stations, and the Missionaries generally were...
Page 21 - ... yellow paper, as the natives were very fond of covering their books with colored paper, and would readily give potatoes and other supplies in exchange for anything of the sort. Mr. Bingham, writing from Oahu, Aug. 30, 1825, says: " We have in all printed more than 16,000 copies of spelling books, 4000 copies of a small scripture tract and 4000 copies of a catechism on the most important doctrines of scripture. These tracts are all small owing to a scarcity of paper. The reading lessons of each...
Page 40 - He hoikehonua no ka palapala hemolele, he mea ia e akaka'i ke ano o na wahi i haiia mai ai ma ka olelo a ke Akua. Lahainaluna: lanuari 1834, 99 pp.
Page 10 - Lesson I. of a spelling-book. Kiamoku (Kalanimoku) was instructed how to work the press, and struck off the first impression printed in the Hawaiian Islands. Mr. Loomis struck off the second and Mr. Hunnewell the third. The last mentioned impression has been given by Mr. Hunnewell to the "American Board," and is now in the Mission collection, Pemberton Square, Boston.
Page 6 - ... whole foot, and my hands clinging with a death grasp to the rock, and in this situation overhanging a gulf, that was foaming and boiling, as the surf broke over the rocks some sixty or seventy feet below me and which would have proved my death place, if I had made the least mistake or slip. I had a strong curiosity to go forward, but discretion prevailed, and I returned. I was then told that few white men had gone as far as I had, and that none had ever passed up the ladder. Taking a less dangerous...