CTAHR Bulletins (Hawaii Agricultural Experiment Station)

Untitled Extract Pages Curious about raising swine in Hawaii, the sweet potato’s importance in the islands, or commercial guava processing here in 1957? Check out the recent addition of historical publications added to the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (CTAHR) Publication Series. These Bulletins cover a myriad of fascinating topics, with some great insights into agricultural practices in Hawaii in decades past. https://scholarspace.
manoa.hawaii.edu/handle/10125/4319

Opium Habit in the East

Untitled Extract PagesAnd in case you can’t get enough of all things India, eVols is the place to be! Another newly digitized title, The Opium Habit in the East. A study of the evidence given to the Royal Commission on Opium, 1893-4, is now available. This book is a summary of what the Royal Commission on Opium originally presented, and apparently an abbreviated version was much needed: “The Royal Commission on Opium has presented to the public a vast trackless expanse of opinion on the opium question, interspersed with clumps of more or less useful information by way of appendices.” Luckily, Joshua Rowntree breaks it down for us and tells us what we really need to know. https://evols.library.manoa.hawaii.edu/handle/10524/49236.

An Indian Sketch Book

Indian SketchHead on over to eVols to experience a snapshot of life in India in the early 1900s, through English eyes. Leonard Raven-Hill sketched his observations of India in An Indian Sketch Book, Impressions of the East and the Great Durbar. The book includes almost 100 pages of full-page sketches with notes, explaining such things as why sponges weren’t used in the bathrooms (scorpions) and various studies of clothing and fashion choices of people Raven-Hill encountered on his travels in the East. https://evols.library.manoa.hawaii.edu/handle/10524/49224.