Where are the missing issues?

This is the first page of the first issue of the daily Alakai o Hawaii newspaper available online. It is a paper that ran Mondays through Saturdays. This is already the 8th issue of the 1st Volume. Where are the first seven? And after this, there are only the 12th, 18th, and 52nd issues available (41 missing issues)!

There is an announcement on the second page of the 8/31/1887 issue saying that they are boosting their print run from 600 copies to 800. Hopefully that means more copies possibly can be found. Keep your eyes peeled!


Ke Alakai o Hawaii, Buke 1, Helu 8, Aoao 1. Augate 31, 1887.

Pertaining to the death of Kahookano, 1891.

Calling those associated with Kahookano.

There was notice received from the Office of the Sheriff pertaining to the death of a man named Kahookano, on the 11th of March, 1891, taken by the sea from the schooner, “Equator,” at 31° north latitude, 180° west longitude. Continue reading

Joseph Kaiponohea Aea, 1901.

—It is expected that our first and nearest insular possession in the Pacific—the Sandwich Islands—will soon have a representative in the Military Academy at West Point,  in the person of Mr. Joseph Kaiponohea Aea. Mr. Aea is a young man of eighteen years, a pure-blood Hawaiian native. Continue reading