Newspaper Article: Mengs Short of Food on Palmyra

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Newspaper Article: Mengs Short of Food on Palmyra

Description

Describes the daily life and trials of a couple and single man living on Palmyra, working to establish a copra plantation. Includes various details about visiting ships, living conditions, and a letter from Mrs. Meng to a friend.

Publisher

The Garden Island Newspaper

Date

October 4, 1921

Rights

Public Domain

Format

Newspaper

Language

English

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Having found the three human inhabitants of Palmyra island with food supplies virtually exhausted, their few remaining articles of clothing in tatters and all shoes long past the point of usefulness, the U.S.S. Eagle 40 which left Pearl Harbor early last week bound for the island, returned to port at 3 o'clock this morning.

On board as a passenger was Mrs. William Meng, wife of Col. Meng who since last November has been assisting her husband and Edward Benner in their endeavor to start a copra plantation there. For about two weeks prior to the unexpected arrival of the Eagle boat Mrs. Meng had not been in good health and availed herself of this opportunity of coming to Honolulu for medical aid.

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Newspaper

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Citation

“Newspaper Article: Mengs Short of Food on Palmyra,” Palmyra Archive, accessed July 23, 2017, http://palmyraarchive.org/items/show/70.

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