Patterson's Complete Composition Book. New York: Potter, Ainsworth & Co., 1875
4to (8 1/4 x 6 1/2 in.; 210 x 165 mm.). 12 pages printed, 19 pages autograph manuscript essays composed on lined paper and dated 1878, inscribed on front flyleaf "Mary Dorathea Rice Isenberg, Lihue, Kauai, H. Isl." Contemporary quarter cloth, printed label on upper cover "Paterson's Complete Composition Book" with "Dorathea Isenberg" accomplished in manuscript, in a slipcase; corners torn.
Five school essays by the eldest daughter of paul isenberg sr.
Germans emigrated to Hawai'i, in particular to the island of Kauai, to work for the Kilauea Sugar Co., the Lihue Plantation Co., and the Koloa Sugar Co., all three owned by Germans. Lihue was managed by Paul Isenberg Sr.
His daughter Mary Dorathea Rice Isenberg (1862-1949) was attending Mills Seminary when she wrote these essays, with titles such as "My Native Village," "What would we do without glass?", "Hanapepe Falls," and "The Quirest [sic] Person I Ever Saw."
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