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Ellis's tour through Hawaii

Date: 1826
Dimensions:
Overall: 215 x 149 x 30 mm, 0.75 kg
Medium: Leather, gilt, printed text on paper
Credit Line: ANMM Collection Purchased with USA Bicentennial Gift funds
Classification:Books and journals
Object Name: Book
Object No: 00001362
Place Manufactured:London

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    Description
    A book titled "Narrative of a tour through Hawaii, or Owhyee; with remarks on the history, traditions, manners, customs, and language of the inhabitants of the Sandwich Islands". By William Ellis, a Missionary from the Society and Sandwich Islands.


    HistoryWilliam Ellis was a missionary attached to the London Missionary Society and along with his wife Mary, was posted to the islands of Polynesia. During the next eight years they primarily stayed in Hawaii, travelling throughout the islands meeting other missionaries, many Hawaiian officials and royalty.
    Ellis learnt the Hawaiian language and in addition to establishing numerous churches also created printing press.
    On his return to England in 1824 he published this narrative and became a prominent figure in the London Missionary Society. After Mary died, Ellis married Sarah Stickney who was an established author in her own right. After some years in England, Ellis resumed his foreign missionary work by travelling to Madagascar where he stayed for four years. He experienced what was seen as a highly successful mission there and returned to England where he died in 1872.
    Additional Titles

    Web title: Ellis's tour through Hawaii

    Primary title: NARRATIVE OF A TOUR THROUGH HAWAII, OR, OWHYHEE; WITH REMARKS ON THE HISTORY, TRADITIONS, MANNERS, CUSTOMS, AND LANGUAGE OF THE INHABITANTS OF THE SANDWICH BOOK. PUBLISHED BY H FISHER, SON, AND P JACKSON.

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