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Forbes, David W.

Works: 26 works in 90 publications in 2 languages and 2,278 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Exhibition catalogs  Bibliography  Catalogs  Pictorial works  Records and correspondence  Sources  Diaries  Art 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Annotator, Compiler
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Most widely held works about David W Forbes
Most widely held works by David W Forbes
Hawaiian national bibliography, 1780-1900 by David W Forbes( )

20 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and Multiple languages and held by 674 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Encounters with paradise : views of Hawaii and its people, 1778-1941 by David W Forbes( Book )

11 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Affecting Hawaii and its people over a period of more than 160 years. The earliest paintings are by John Webber, official artist for Captain James Cook's third Pacific voyage. During the first-known European landing in Hawaii, on January 21, 1778, Webber went ashore with Cook, sketching the terrain, dwellings, and native people. Other explorer-artists followed. In the mid-nineteenth century, Western missionaries and traders settled in the Hawaiian Islands. First whaling
In haste with aloha : letters and diaries of Queen Emma, 1881-1885 by Emma( Book )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This ambitious volume assembled by scholar David W. Forbes features a collection of ninety previously unpublished letters, as well as excerpts from two diaries, written between 1881 and 1885 by Hawaiian royal consort Queen Emma Kaleleonālani. In Haste with Aloha illuminates the last five years of the Queen's life and makes available an important record of royal social life and customs in nineteenth-century Hawai'i. Much of her earlier correspondence has been published in two books by the late Alfons L. Korn: The Victorian Visitors: An Account of the Hawaiian Kingdom, 1861-1866 and News from Molokai: Letters between Peter Kaeo and Queen Emma, 1873-1876. In her letters, almost all of which were written in English, Queen Emma provides a rare account of ali'i (royal) perspective, endowing modern readers and researchers with insight far beyond the limited available documentation of public speeches or printed statements. Besides the nuances of correspondence between the Queen and her recipients, there is much to be considered and analyzed in her descriptions of ali'i, many of them relatives to Emma, including Bernice Pauahi Bishop and Ruth Ke'elikōlani. With few comparable Hawaiian historical primary resource texts in print, In Haste with Aloha is a welcome addition, making accessible a preserved and treasured collection of documents drawn primarily from the Hawai'i State Archives, along with diaries in Bishop Museum Library and Archives. Fully transcribed and with annotation by Forbes, editor of the monumental four-volume Hawaiian National Bibliography and annotator of Hawaii's Story by Hawaii's Queen Liliuokalani, this text sheds light on the lives of Hawai'i's ruling class in the decade leading up to climactic political transition. --
Treasures of Hawaiian history : from the collection of the Hawaiian Historical Society by David W Forbes( Book )

3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1780-1830 by David W Forbes( )

5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A pictorial tour of Hawaii, 1850-1852 : watercolors, paintings, & drawings by James Gay Sawkins : with an account of his life & travels by James Gay Sawkins( Book )

3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hawaii's story by Liliuokalani( Book )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Queen Liliuokalani, born as Lydia Liliu Loloku Walania Wewehi Kamakaeha, was the last reigning monarch of the kingdom of Hawaii. She ascended the throne in January of 1892, upon the death of her brother, King David Kalakaua. The Queen's desire to restore traditional powers to the sovereign threatened the power of the group of prominent businessmen known as the Missionary Party. With the support of armed U.S. Marines, this group overthrew the Queen in January 1893. For years after her overthrow, the Queen sought redress in the Congress and courts of the United States, but her efforts failed. In July 1898, Hawaii was annexed as a territory to the United States of America. As part of her efforts to stave off annexation, the Queen published Hawaii's Story by Hawaii's Queen Liliuokalani in early 1898. She worked closely with the American journalist Julius Palmer on the manuscript, and the book reflects her experiences and perspectives. This classic work is the only autobiography written by a Hawaiian monarch, and provides a glimpse of life in Honolulu during her lifetime. The Queen describes her childhood, and shares her thoughts on Kamehameha IV and Queen Emma, Kamehameha V, the reign of Kalakaua, and her marriage to John O. Dominis in 1862. A key work on Hawaiian history, it is especially valuable for the Queen's account of the increasingly ominous state of Hawaiian politics surrounding the overthrow of the monarchy, including her 1895 arrest, abdication, and trial on charges of having knowledge of treasonous activities against the newly formed government, the Republic of Hawaii. The new edition, is based on the 1898 edition, enhanced with additional illustrations, and annotated by David W. Forbes. An introductory essay about the publishing history of the first edition includes portions of early drafts of the manuscript deemed too inflammatory to include by the publisher. A foreword by the trustees of the Queen Liliuokalani Trust underscores that the Queen's legacy lives on, providing financial resources and social services for orphans and destitute Hawaiian children through the programs of the Queen Liliuokalani Children's Centers."--Jacket
Paintings, prints, and drawings of Hawaii from the Sam and Mary Cooke collection by David W Forbes( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sam and Mary Cooke have assembled at Kualii, their Manoa Valley home, a cultural treasure unsurpassed by any other private collection in the islands. This collection of paintings, drawings, and prints of the Hawaiian Islands uniquely reflects the kamaaina appreciation the Cookes have for various locales throughout the islands, including generations-long associations with people and places, and a love of legends and history. In this book, historian and bibliographer David W. Forbes presents a selection of the collection's finest works. Hawaii in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, with particular focus on portrayal of the Hawaiian chiefs, is depicted by artists associated with voyages of exploration and art in the interest of science, including John Webber, Jacques Arago, Louis Choris, John Hayter, Alfred T. Agate, Titian Ramsay Peale, and J. G. Keulemans. Everyday life in mid-nineteenth century Hawaii is captured by August Borget, Enoch Wood Perry Jr., Edward Bailey, Paul Emmert, and George H. Burgess. Landscapes and portraits of emerging multi-cultural Hawaii are beautifully rendered by accomplished late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century artists Charles Furneaux, Joseph D. Strong, Jules, Tavernier, D. Howard Hitchcock, Helen Whitney Kelly, Lionel Walden, Matteo Sandona, and by mid-twentieth century painters Lloyd Sexton and Peter Hurd"-- From book jacket
1831-1850 by David W Forbes( )

5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Engraved at Lahainaluna : a history of printmaking by Hawaiians at the Lahainaluna Seminary, 1834 to 1844 : with a descriptive catalogue of all known views, maps, and portraits by David W Forbes( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Buniana by David W Forbes( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hilo, 1825-1925 : a century of paintings and drawings : an exhibition held at the Lyman House Memorial Museum, December 11, 1983-February 15, 1984 by David W Forbes( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emperor Norton & Hawaii by David W Forbes( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brief biography of Norton. In 1867, Norton wrote to King Kamehameha V regarding an estate of Norton in Hawaii
Hawaiian national bibliography, 1780-1900 by David W Forbes( Book )

5 editions published in 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hawaiian national bibliography 1780-1900 by David W Forbes( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An act to prohibit Hawaiians from emigrating to California "where they may die in misery," 1850 by David W Forbes( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

He makana : the Gertrude Mary Joan Damon Haig Collection of Hawaiian Art, Paintings, and Prints by David W Forbes( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A priceless assemblage of history including works from three giants of early twentieth-century paintings in Hawaiʻi--Lionel Walden, D. Howard Hitchcock, and Madge Tennent--and extremely rare traditional arts such as feather work, Niʻihau shell lei, calabashes, and quilts"--Page vii
In Haste with Aloha : Letters and Diaries of Queen Emma, 1881-1885 by David W Forbes( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hawaiian national bibliography, 1780-1900.nVolume 1 by David W Forbes( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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