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Journal, 26th holographic. October 24 - November 6, 1890 [Inventory no. 29]

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Title: Journal, 26th holographic. October 24 - November 6, 1890 [Inventory no. 29]
Authors: Rabe, John, 1850-1914
LC Subject Headings: Pacific Area--Description and travel
Palau--Description and travel
Palau Islands -- History
Koror (Palau)
Issue Date: 1890
Series/Report no.: Logs, diaries, and journals; 26th
Abstract: This journal is a log of the Doctor’s voyage to Pelew with the powerful King of Koror, “Abba Thule”, aboard Captain D. D. O’Keefe’s schooner “Santa Cruz”, and then on to Hongkong in this vessel. The King had a hundred warriors with him, 12 or 15 women, and 23 canoes and two boats. The Doctor’s comment on the voyage discloses his contempt for King Abba Thule and is one of many indications in the logs of a feud between the two men. “And so ended my first Southern trip in company with his Royal Highness, King of Koror (The big fat humbug and no good.)” Again: “Without moving I looked him (King Abba Thule) in the face and asked if he had brought my good money. 'De ac! No got!’ Then I have nothing to say to you. You tell lie too much me no shake hands. He is a thorough scamp, liar, and thief and murderer from his past record as a chief and usurper of the Kingship of Koror, having the legal one killed years ago and constantly oppressing his weaker neighbors, as I have already mentioned, of Pellew and Angour." The vessel Santa Cruz sailed from Malagan Harbour at 3 P.M. of November 6, 1890, bound for Hongkong. Notes on voyage and on stay in Hongkong after arrival there November 20. Dated from October 24 to November 6, 1890. Notebook size 9X7 inches. Consists of 96 pages with approximately 22,000 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: 104
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