Catholic Mission operates about 100 schools with some 3,000 students.
Sir Edward Belcer publishes Narrative of a Voyage Round the World
; the book describes an important surveying voyage to the Pacific between 1836-1842.
Herman Melville discharged from a whaling ship at Maui.
Publisher of The Polynesian
writes the first history of Hawai'i: "The History of the Hawaiian or Sandwich Islands."