Another good reference online, 1879.

[Found under: “NU HOU KULOKO”]

A highly valuable book.—Here amongst us is a malihini, George Bowser is his name, and he has began to prepare information about these islands to publish a Directory showing the condition, state, and everything pertaining to the income and the finance of Hawaii nei. It will show the occupation, residence and name of each businessman amongst the haole and the kanaka maoli. It will show the locations of the sugar mills, rice plantations, and others; their size and their overseers. It will show the major industries and their owners. It will also show the state of each district across the land, and what kinds of businesses are being run, and it would seem that the significance of this book is that it will have complete information about the areas inhabited by man, the work that is done, and the position and names of the people. This is a valuable book, and there should not be a lack of benefits coming from its references and illustrations. He will try to sell some of these books to Hawaiians who understand English. We hope that this progressive and beneficial endeavor will go well.

[This book is published as The Hawaiian Kingdom Statistical and Commercial Directory and Tourist’s Guide, 1880–1881.]

(Kuokoa, 11/29/1879, p. 3)

He buke waiwai nui.

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XVIII, Helu 48, Aoao 3. Novemaba 29, 1879.