Re-blog: Plea from Kawaiahao Girls’ School, 1881.

Re-blogged from Nupepa-Hawaii.

In 1881, an outbreak of smallpox in Honolulu prompted the temporary closing of the school to all outside visitors. Principal Helen S. Norton’s 1881 diary includes several entries relating to these events. Her diary is held at the Hawaiian Mission Houses archives. [NOTE: Look out for an upcoming post on this diary.]


[Found under: “NU HOU KULOKO.”]

Whereas Smallpox is spreading, it has fallen upon the kahu and teachers of the Kawaiahao Girls’ School the duty to care for the safety of the health of the students of the school.

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