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Modern transcription and vendor's catalog description: Autograph letter signed, dated Sept. 9, 1880 on board the USS Alaska, describing a visit to the Samoan Islands

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Hiland transcription.pdfTranscription (both transcription and marginal notes are by an unknown author)574.66 kBAdobe PDFView/Open
vendor catalog description.pdfItem description as printed in the catalog of Robert H. Rubin Books, Catalog Sixty-Nine (2014-2015)1.04 MBAdobe PDFView/Open

Item Summary

Title: Modern transcription and vendor's catalog description: Autograph letter signed, dated Sept. 9, 1880 on board the USS Alaska, describing a visit to the Samoan Islands
Authors: Hiland, Thomas
Keywords: Samoa history Mau rebellion
LC Subject Headings: Samoan Islands—Description and travel
Samoan Islands—history—19th century—sources
Samoan Islands—history—sources
Samoan Islands—Politics and government—19th century—sources
Issue Date: 1880
Abstract: In addition to the original, eight-page handwritten letter and mailing envelope, a modern, typed transcription (with handwritten notes in margin) and vendor’s catalog description are also included. Thomas Hiland, born in New Hampshire, was a surgeon assigned to the USS Alaska towards the end of a naval career that began in 1861. In addition to remarks on Samoans, Hiland comments on recent political developments in the period leading up to two decades of Samoan civil war.
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Pages/Duration: 8 pages
URI/DOI: http://hdl.handle.net/10524/47187
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