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Scots in Hawaii

Scots in Hawaii

"The story of Scots in Hawai'i", edited by Rhoda E. A. Hackler. Published by The Caledonian Society of Hawai'i. Hardback, with 295 pages and many period photographs. Dust jacket features the "Hawai'i Tartan".

This informative book "sketches the story of the lives of more than twelve hundred Scots who came to Hawai'i from 1778 to the present day. It reaches back into history with the arrival of Captain James Cook, RN, and follows the explorers, seamen, merchants, lawyers, doctors, government servants, entertainers, scientists, teachers and preachers, to the plantation workers and more recent arrivals from Scotland. It gives the reader first hand accounts of life in the late 19th and early 20th century and recounts in scholarly history and poignant memories the significant role of Scots in the development of Hawai'i.

Notable historic figures in the book include Princess Ka'iulani (heir to the Hawaiian throne), Robert Louis Stevenson (author and friend of Princess Ka'iulani), Archibald Cleghorn (husband of Princess Mariam Likelike and father of Princess Ka'iulani), Robert Crighton Wyllie (Foreign Affairs Minister and founder of Princeville), David Douglas (naturalist), and Captain Alexander Adams (contributor to the Hawaiian Flag). Many other accounts and stories of Hawai'i residents make up this incredible work by members of The Caledonian Society of Hawai'i.

Ref: BK-001


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