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Journal, 24th holographic. July 17 - October 22, 1890 [Inventory no. 27]

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Title: Journal, 24th holographic. July 17 - October 22, 1890 [Inventory no. 27]
Authors: Rabe, John, 1850-1914
LC Subject Headings: Pacific Area--Description and travel
Yap (Micronesia)--Social life and customs
Yap (Micronesia)--Description and travel
Palau--Social life and customs
Palau--Description and travel
Issue Date: 1890
Series/Report no.: Logs, diaries, and journals; 24th
Abstract: Brilliant studies in exquisite detail of the major facets of both Yap and Pelew cultures as they were in the late 19th century. Details of the big houses where the girls go to find men at night, the status of slaves, the architecture of both the King's houses and the commoners’ dwellings. Customs, superstitions and religious beliefs. Dr. Rabe witnessed the funeral of the hideous absolutist Queen of Koror and wife of old king Abba Thule. His account of the funerary rites and obsequies is a classic that ranks among the finest of ethnological reports from that region. Dated from July 17 to October 22, 1890. Notebook size 9X7 inches. Consists of 60,000 words.
Description: Journal writer was a dental surgeon and conchologist. Records of historic and cultural information regarding most of the major island empires, kingdoms, sultanates, and protectorates within the greater Pacific Basin.
Pages/Duration: 234
URI/DOI: http://hdl.handle.net/10524/47200
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