The Elisha Loomis papers (SAFR 17612, HDC 42) comprises a journal kept by missionary and printer, Elisha Loomis, documenting
the time he spent on Oahu in West Hawaii from May 17, 1824 to January 27, 1826, as transcribed by Dr. W.D. Westervelt. The
pages of the journal number to 101. The original manuscript is held by the University of Hawaii Library. The collection is
open and available for use.
Loomis lived from 1799 -1836, and had the various vocations of missionary, printer, linguist and educator. The journal kept
by Loomis dates from 1824 to 1826 while he was posted on Oahu as a Congregational missionary. He did important work in putting
the Hawaiian language into written form, and he created and printed dictionaries, hymnals and spelling books. He taught English
to native Hawaiians and worked to convert them to Christianity. He returned to the mainland in 1827.
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This collection is open for use unless otherwise noted.