| Share
 

William Ellis

Ellis, William, 1794–1872, English missionary, pioneer of printing in the Pacific. Sent in 1816 to Polynesia as a nonconformist missionary, he set up at Tahiti the first printing press in the South Seas. He developed a form of writing for the Hawaiian language, and included in his works valuable antiquarian materials on Polynesia. He also worked in Madagascar and wrote a history of that land.

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

More on William Ellis from Infoplease:

  • Silas Leslie NIBLACK - Silas Leslie NIBLACK (1825-1883) NIBLACK, Silas Leslie, (cousin of William Ellis Niblack), a ...
  • rammed earth - rammed earth rammed earth, material consisting chiefly of soil of sufficiently stiff consistency ...
  • Members of Congress: Indiana - Biographies of United States senators and representatives from Indiana

See more Encyclopedia articles on: Libraries, Books, and Printing: Biographies


Premium Partner Content
HighBeam Research
Documents Images and Maps Reference
(from Newspapers, Magazines, Journals, Newswires, Transcripts and Books)

Research our extensive archive of more than 80 million articles from 6,500 publications.

Additional search results provided by HighBeam Research, LLC. © Copyright 2005. All rights reserved.

24 X 7

Private Tutor

Click Here for Details
24 x 7 Tutor Availability
Unlimited Online Tutoring
1-on-1 Tutoring