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2014-04-30
United States Stamps
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Sale Number 1068, Lot Number 868, Hawaii: Stampless thru 1868 Kamehameha III IssuesHAWAII, "Ataoi Sandwich Islands, Jan. 14, 1822", HAWAII, "Ataoi Sandwich Islands, Jan. 14, 1822"HAWAII, "Ataoi Sandwich Islands, Jan. 14, 1822". Dateline on 3-page folded letter from Rev. Samuel Whitney to Rev. Eli Smith in Northford Conn., writer primarily discusses a young boy, red "SHIP" straightline handstamp and manuscript "14-1/2" rate for 12-1/2c postage pus 2c ship captain's fee, red "Salem Ms. Nov. 7" circular datestamp, some slight soiling

VERY FINE. A SCARCE EARLY MISSIONARY LETTER SENT BY REVEREND SAMUEL WHITNEY, ONE OF THE FIRST MISSIONARIES IN HAWAII AND THE FATHER OF HENRY WHITNEY, THE FIRST POSTMASTER AT HONOLULU.

Rev. Samuel Whitney was one of the first missionaries to arrive in Hawaii, traveling on the Thaddeus with Rev. Hiram Bingham and arriving on April 20, 1820, two years before this was written. The recipient, Rev. Eli Smith, graduated from Yale University in 1821 and worked as a teacher for two years before going to Amherst to become a minister. He then went to Malta and eventually became instrumental in translating the Bible into Arabic.

Gregory Census No. 25. Probably carried on the Paragon, which sailed February 4, 1822, and journeyed to the United States via Canton, China.

E. 2,000-3,000
2,400
United States
U.S. Possessions
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Hawaii
2011-05-24
The David Golden Collection of Hawaiian Stamps & Postal History
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Sale Number 1009, Lot Number 2, Mail from Hawaii to U.S. 1820-50"Oahu (Waahoo) Sand. I. Oct. 8, 1822, "Oahu (Waahoo) Sand. I. Oct. 8, 1822"Oahu (Waahoo) Sand. I. Oct. 8, 1822." Four-page folded letter from Elisha Loomis, the missionary printer who arrived with the Pioneer Company of missionaries, to his brother Chester, the postmaster of Rushville N.Y., sender's ship-name directive "Pr. Ship Spermo Capt. Bunker Nantucket", "Edgartown Ms. March 28" (1823) manuscript postmark with "Ship Free" (postmaster free frank), light soiling, Fine, in his letter Loomis acknowledges receiving a letter from his brother sent Dec. 3, 1821, he notes that the Reverend Bingham for the last two months has been preaching in the Hawaiian language, that a second edition of 2,000 copies of "our Spelling Book" is being printed, and regrets not having the time to learn the language himself, in January 1822 the missionaries' first publication, a 16-page spelling and reading pamphlet, was printed in an edition of 500 copies, over the next few years the printing office, with the help of native apprentices, issued a number of pamphlets, primers and scripture tracts, in addition to a translation of the Bible which was finally completed by May 10, 1839, ex Ishikawa and Honolulu Advertiser

E. 2,000-3,000
6,500
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