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Polynesian Archive

  • Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 18401863

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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. However, the paper was not profitable, and he shut it down after only two and a half years. Jarves reestablished the paper under the same title in May 1844. Two months later, the Polynesian became the "Official Journal of the Hawaiian Government" and remained so until 1861, with Charles E. Hitchcock, Edwin O. Hall, Charles G. Hopkins, and Abraham Fornander as subsequent editors. The Polynesian was the leading paper on O'ahu in the mid-1800s.

Archive Info

  • 4,214
  • Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 18401863

Source Information

Polynesian, 1840–1863 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2024. Last updated: January 2, 2015

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Archive Info

  • 4,214
  • Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 18401863

Source Information

Polynesian, 1840–1863 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2024. Last updated: January 2, 2015