Album of news-clippings from that newspaper. Honolulu: September 1880 – March 1899
Approximately 190 news-clippings mounted, a few laid in, on 64 pages of a scrapbook with printed title Album published by Marcus Ward & Co., London, plus miscellaneous manuscripts and broadsides bound in, see below. Publisher’s decorated stamped cloth with title “Scrap Album” on upper cover; some rubbing.
An interesting collection of news clippings assembled by a sugar planter with a keen interest in problems of climate, labor supply, and competition with other south sea producers, as well as the promotion of planters interests extending through the annexation of Hawai’i by the United States. The collection may have been assembled by R. A. Macfie as the name is highlighted in one article, and a manuscript document is bound in with his name.
Following are a few of the article titles to provide the flavor of the album: “Who wants more chinese?” — “A report on the Sugar Industry in Queensland” — “Petition from Kauai” [To Kalakaua on maintaining a high moral standard in the administration of government, signed by Z.S. Spaulding, George H. Dole and many others] — “The Hawaiian Crisis” [on the events of 14 – 19 August 1880] — “The Need of Laborers” — “Are Hindus Desirable?”
Some miscellaneous manuscripts and broadsides are bound in:
Printed campaign broadside [not in Forbes] issued by Edward P. Adams in Hawaiian “I Ka Poe I Kupono I Ke Koho Balota” with a contemporary manuscript English version “To the Voters of Hanalei etc.” possibly in Adams’ hand. In 1878, Adams was part of a legislative commission appointed to examine the books of two department for accounting irregularities.
Kilauea Athletic Meeting, R.A. Macfie Jr. Esq. President. Programme. 31 December 1881. Manuscript document, 8vo, listing athletic events.
“Books, etc., Pertaining to the Hawaiian Islands.” Printed prospectus, 4to, 1 page, issued by John H. Soper, Honolulu.
Hawai’i Republic. Foreign Affairs. Department of Foreign Affairs, Honolulu, H.I. Oct. 2nd 1895. To the Consular Representatives of the Republic of Hawaii ... (signed) George C. Potter, secretary Foreign Office. Mimeographed circular, folio, 1 page. On the cholera epidemic. Forbes 4:4655
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