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Early Hawaii Settlers - The Dowsett Family - 1848. An 1848 letter from Mary Dowsett to her daughters Deborah and Elizabeth, Honolulu, 10 x 8 in., 4 pp. Mary and her husband, Captain Samuel James Dowsett, settled in Hawaii in 1828 (he was lost at sea in 1834). Their son, James Isaac, was the first white child not of missionary parents to be born in Hawaii. James was a successful entrepreneur in Hawaii in the shipping, lumber, whaling and sugar industries. Mary sends lots of news and mentions their brothers, Capt. Brewer, the Carters, and other names. She laments her poor health and that her lame hands created the necessity to have someone else pen her letter. Toning to last page, else fine. Estimated Value $250 - 350. Our item number 140028