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Autograph letter signed, dated Sept. 9, 1880 on board the USS Alaska, describing a visit to the Samoan Islands 

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Title: 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: 23 Feb 2015
Abstract: This item is the original, hand-written letter, along with envelope.
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/10524/47208
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