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The Friend - Honolulu - Newspaper - 1852 - Nine Unbound Original Issues
The Friend - Honolulu - Newspaper - 1852 - Nine unbound original issues About this Item: Printed by Henry M. Whitney, 1852 Honolulu, H. Very Good - unbound - original newspaper formate - very rare as such. This lot includes: New Series, Vol 1, No. 1-9. May 1, 1852, Old Series Vol IX and an index. So a total of nine newspapers and one index. All are 160 years old, so there is foxing and staining. None-the-less they are very readable and very interesting. The Friend is a monthly journal that has gained great importance for the historical articles and insights into American influence in Hawaii during the middle of the nineteenth century. Interspersed as these are with seaman's yarns and moralistic homilies dedicated to saving the whalers and sailors from the evil influences of drink and debauchery, the periodical evokes the essence of a Hawaii struggling between the influences of the West and the lures of Polynesia. This periodical commenced publishing in January 1843 under the title the Temperance Advocate. By the April issue it called itself the Temperance Advocate (and) Seamen's Friend, the title it retained for the remainder of the year. In 1844 it was the Friend of Temperance and Seamen, but beginning with the January 1845 issue, its masthead read simply The Friend, the name under which it was published throughout the rest of the nineteenth century. The Rev. Samuel Chenery Damon, Seaman's Chaplain for Honolulu, was its founder, proprietor, and editor. The publication was suspended twice: first from May to September, 1849, during Damon's visit to Oregon and California. Fol … [Click Below for Full Description]
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