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The Friend (1843-1910) | Hawaiian Journal of HistoryPanoplist & Missionary Magazine and Missionary HeraldThe PolynesianThrum's Hawaiian Annual

The Friend (1843-1910)

The Friend began as a monthly newspaper for seamen, which included news from both American and English newspapers, and gradually expanded to adding announcements of upcoming events, reprints of sermons, poetry, local news, editorials, ship arrivals, and departures, and a listing of marriages and deaths. Rev. Damon published between a half million and a million copies of The Friend, most of which he personally distributed. Because of its longevity, The Friend is an excellent resource for scholars of nineteenth-century Hawaiian history.

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Hawaiian Journal of History

The Hawaiian Journal of History was first published in 1967 by the Hawaiian Historical Society. It is an annual scholarly journal devoted to original articles on the history of Hawai‘i, Polynesia, and the Pacific area. Each issue includes articles on a variety of subjects; illustrations; book reviews; notes and queries; and a bibliography of Hawaiiana titles of historical interest.

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Panoplist & Missionary Magazine and Missionary Herald

The Panoplist & Missionary Magazine were monthly Evangelical publications printed from 1805 to 1820 published by the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions. In 1821 the magazine's name changed to The Missionary Herald and was published until 1934.

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The Polynesian

The four-to-eight page Polynesian was published weekly in Honolulu in English and some Hawaiian from June 6, 1840 to December 11, 1841 (first series), and again from May 18, 1844 to February 6, 1864 (second series). James Jackson Jarves ran the first series with a combination of mission support, advertising, and subscriptions.

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Thrum's Hawaiian Annual

The Hawaiʻi almanac now commonly known as "Thrum's" was published annually between 1875 and 1974. In addition to statistical reports on business, population, government, weather and geography, each volume included directories of government, businesses and organizations, and articles and essays on a wide variety of topics.

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