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VII Acknowledgments  First and foremost, our special appreciation must go to our husbands, Carl Bonura and Robert Day, who deserve much credit for their practical and emotional support as well as their patience throughout this long process. It is impossible to mention all the dedicated scholars and family members of Carrie Winter’s students in Hawai‘i who not only showed us true aloha spirit but went over and above the call of duty to assist us in our efforts to track sources. During the entire research process, we were met with the delightful courtesy and warmth that we now know defines the people of Hawai‘i. Our great appreciation goes to Janet Zisk and Candace Lee of the Kamehameha School Archives for warmly inviting us into their domain multiple times to use their collection, providing valuable support, and offering advice on sources documenting the education of Hawaiian children in the nineteenthcentury . We acknowledge the very capable staff of the Hawai‘i State Archives, the Hawai‘i State Library, and the Kaua‘i Historical Society. The experts at the Hawaiian Mission Children’s Society Library and the Hawaiian Historical Society were great resources, especially Barbara Dunn, who identified the first royal figure we found in a photograph and who encouraged us to send a book proposal to the University of Hawai‘i Press. Our warm thanks go to Masako Ikeda, acquisitions editor, who fell in love with this book from the beginning. Ultimately, our greatest appreciation goes to UHP director William Hamilton for his unwavering support. We could not have finished this book without his steady guidance. His selected reviewers helped us shape and mold the book in rich ways, and we are most grateful for the time these scholars spent reading our manuscript and providing thoughtful and critical evaluation. We are exceptionally grateful to C. Kalani Beyer, who provided the foreword . His scholarly work on the history of nineteenth-century missionary education in Hawai‘i was foundational reading for us at the beginning of this project. Our discussions with him were invaluable as he helped us to see new meanings in the letters and to better understand his Hawaiian heritage. We thank the incredible staff of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography Archives and Library at the University of California, San Diego, especially Peter Brueggeman, Carolyn Rainey, and Rebecca Smith, who made the collection accessible to us and always made us feel “at home.” Tracking down the background VIII  AN AMERICAN GIRL of the Oberlin missionary teachers could not have been accomplished without the help of archivist Ken Grossi at Oberlin College Archives, his staff, and Lindsay Fusfeld, our research assistant. Michael J. Paulus and his staff at Whitman College and Northwest Archives also assisted us in tracking down teachers. Many thanks to Jack von Euw and David Kessler of The Bancroft Library, University of California–Berkeley, who helped us access their rich Hawaiian collections , and to the staff at Houghton Library, Harvard, for assistance with using the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions collection. We thank the Huntington Library and its staff for access to its rich collections. We acknowledge with gratitude the assistance of the families of the Kawaiaha ‘o Female Seminary students, who aided us in the identification of Carrie’s pupils and inspired us with their knowledge of Hawaiian history and genealogy . Their enthusiasm added buoyancy to the project and continually reminded us why this story should be told. With heartfelt gratitude, we thank the families of Lilla Estelle Appleton and Ida May Pope who offered diaries, correspondence, and priceless photographs for this book. Mary Lois Ivey, Ida Pope’s grand niece, has been an unwavering supporter of this project from the beginning. We considered it an honor and a privilege to hear stories from the past, and we thank each family member for this generous gift. If the Michener family members had not safeguarded Carrie’s correspondence after the death of their Uncle Charlie, this book would never have been realized. Our gratefulness also extends to Marlon Maus for his gracious permission to visit Carrie’s home, where the 1892 mat purchased from Moloka‘i still remains on the ceiling, and for the opportunity to climb up into the attic where the old trunks, once hidden behind a false wall, began the adventure of this book. The Pacific School of Religion and the University of California graciously granted us permission to publish Carrie’s letters, and we...


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