PCA comment on John Aylett, 1869.

[Found under: “NOTES OF THE WEEK.”]

We take pleasure in inserting the business cards of Hawaiians. It is an encouraging sign to see them come out and bid for trade and custom in competition with more favored foreigners. We refer particularly to the card of Mr. John Aylett, and ask for him a share of public patronage.

(PCA, 1/9/1869, p. 2)


Pacific Commercial Advertiser, Volume XIII, Number 28, Page 2. January 9, 1869.


John Aylett aka Keoni Tela ad in Hawaiian, 1869.


THE ONE WHOSE NAME APPEARS BELOW ANNOUNCES to the public, that he is prepared to sew and to cut all kinds of men’s clothing, just like the Latest Fashion arriving, as per the wishes of the one who owns the clothes, at my Clothier on Hotel Street, Honolulu. I always have in stock all the Latest Bolts of Cloth of various types.

KEONI TELA (John Aylett)


[“Keoni Tela” seems to be a nickname “John Tailor”.]

(Kuokoa, 1/23/1869, p. 3)


Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke VIII, Helu 4, Aoao 3. Ianuari 23, 1869.