Copy of the Journal of E. Loomis, Hawaii, 1824-1826

Scope and Content

Copy of journal written by Elisha Loomis from 17 May 1824 to 27 Jan 1826, detailing a tour of the Hawaiian Islands.

Administrative / Biographical History

Mr & Mrs Elisha Loomis were among the first missionaries sent by the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions (ABCFM) to begin missionary work in the Sandwich Islands [Hawaiian Islands]. They were appointed as Printers. Mr Loomis superintended the printing press between 1824 and 1826, returning to the United States in 1827. In 1828, at Rochester, New York, he printed and issued the First, Second and Fourth Gospels in Hawaiian. For two years he was then missionary to the Indians at Mackinaw. He died in 1837.

Conditions Governing Access

Open

Custodial History

The original journal is owned by Dr William D. Westervelt, and placed in the University of Hawaii. Copy compiled by Dr William D. Westervelt, assisted by Emil A. Berndt, Lili P. Berndt, 1937 ["Loomis Journal" Committee, University of Hawaii]. This copy was donated to the London Missionary Society in September 1938.