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Pogue, Maria Whitney
Estimate
2,0003,000
LOT SOLD. 1,680 USD
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158
Pogue, Maria Whitney
Estimate
2,0003,000
LOT SOLD. 1,680 USD
JUMP TO LOT

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Pogue, Maria Whitney

Autograph letter, signed "M.W. Pogue". To Mrs. Lucy J. Wetmore. Waiohinu, Hawai'i, 4 July 1850

8vo (8 x 4 7/8 in.; 204 x 125 mm.). 3 1/2 pp. Plus 4 lines of docketing, signed "L.T.L. July 10, 1919".


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Literature

A. Grove Day, Biographical Dictionary (1984), p. 106 (on Pogue), p. 126 (on Wetmore)

Catalogue Note

Maria Kapule Whitney was the first missionary daughter born in the islands, who returned to Hawai'i after 16 years in the United States. Daughter of Samuel Whitney (1793-1845), she married John Fawcett Pogue (1814-1877), a member of the Eleventh Company of American missionaries that arrived in Hawai'i in 1844.

Her letter, written to Lucy Wetmore, wife of the missionary Charles Hinckley Wetmore (1820-1898), recounts her life with her new baby, her recuperating from a recent illness, the difficulties of storing flour in the humid climate, and her desire to do something for the "half caste" children in her neighborhood.

Fine Books and Manuscripts Including A Private Collection of Historical Hawaiiana

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