Memoirs of Henry Obookiah, a Native of Owhyhee .


Publication Date: 1819
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Title: Memoirs of Henry Obookiah, a Native of ...

Publication Date: 1819


[DWIGHT, EDWIN WELLES]. Memoirs of Henry Obookiah, a Native of Owhyhee, and a Member of the Foreign Mission School; who Died at Cornwall, Conn. Feb. 17, 1818, Aged 26 Years. Elizabeth Town: Edson Hart, J. & E. Sanderson, printers, 1819. 104, 32, 33, 10, 10 p. Port. Contemporary sheep (scuffed, front cover detached). Foxed, portrait browned. Five works, printed together and issued as a single volume. Henry Obookiah was born in the Sandwich Islands in 1792. His parents were killed when he was a young boy, and in 1809 he came to America. His chief tutor was Edwin Welles Dwight at New Haven, where these works were first printed in 1818. See Felcone, New Jersey Books, 610, for a detailed account of Obookiah and the printed texts. Bookseller Inventory # 3025

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