Is this the same Charles Derby? 1882.

[Found under: “NUHOU O NA AINA E.”]

A haole died at a hospital for the poor in the town of Salem, in the state of Massachusetts, because of his body wasting away from leprosy; Charles Derby is his name. Continue reading

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Hula in California, 1862.

[Found under: “SACRAMENTO CORRESPONDENCE.”]

THE KANAKA TROUPE.

Speaking of Melodeons reminds me of the Kanaka Troupe, or Hawaiian Dancers. Have they visited your quiet town yet? [Yes, and got nothing—Eds.] Continue reading

He aha ia mea ka holomua? 1930.

KE AU KAHIKO O HAWAII NEI A ME KEIA AU HOU E NEE NEI

(Kakauia e George Pooloa)

Ke huli aku a hookuku ae i ke au i hala a me keia au e maalo nei e like me kona hou pela no e hou ai na mea apau; ua lohi ke ano o ka noho’na, ua nalo na pupupu hale pili mauu Hawaii, ua nalo na palau moena, nalo ke kuku kapa ana a nalo na mea apau o ke au i ko kaua mau kupuna a nalo pu me na laau a me ka lapaau ana i na maʻi.

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