Recollections: Memoirs of John Dominis Holt, 1919-1935


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Author: Holt
Format: Hardcover

“As a writer, his 1964 essay, On Being Hawaiian, spurred the Hawaiian renaissance in language, culture and the arts. As publisher of Topgallant Publishing Company, Ltd., Holt was a generous supporter of Hawaiian writers and of the Hawaiian culture. He was a trustee of the Bishop Museum. Some called him a raconteur and bon vivant, others called him an elegant and artful communicator. Whatever the description, he was an erudite gentleman of the fading, privileged hapa-haole world of the early 20th century. In his autobiography, Recollections, Holt conveyed his impressions and thinking as a hapa-haole man.”

Biographical information from the Kamehameha Schools Archives