Hello Marie Mervin, There seems to be many questions about Henry Brooks Mervin. When was he born? (1838 is not very likely, as he had his first child in 1854). Why did he go from California to Tubuai? . Apparently he became a landowner in Tubuai - from where did he get the money? When and where did he die? 19 sept. 1881? in Papeete? Could we exchange any information, we have. I have tried to reach you by e-mail, but in vain.