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Hawaii -- History -- To 1893

Subject Source: Lcnaf

Found in 10 Collections and/or Records:

John Ball papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1741
Scope and Contents Handwritten correspondence, diaries, ledgers, newspaper and magazine articles, accounts of travels, legal documents, and miscellaneous items. The correspondence deals largely with Ball's explorations and with family matters. The materials document Ball's explorations in the American Northwest with Nathaniel Jarvis Wyeth in 1832, his visit to Hawaii in 1833, and his explorations in Michigan. The collection also relates to Ball's activities as a lawyer and as a politician in Michigan. Ball...
Dates: 1819-1932

William Farrer diaries and letters

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1521
Scope and Contents

Contains seven handwritten volumes, plus typescripts which focus on Farrer's Hawaiian Mission, 1850-1854. Volume one contains accounts of his work in the California gold fields prior to his mission call. Volume seven is entirely in the Hawaiian language. Also included are photocopies of typescripts of 71 letters written to and by Farrer when he served in the Hawaiian Islands.

Dates: 1849-1860

Walter Murray Gibson diaries

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230233261]
Identifier: MSS SC 47
Scope and Contents

Holograph diaries which give daily accounts of activities in Maui, including cabinet meetings, interactions with Claus Spreckels, the financial supporter of Gibson's government, association with King Kalakaua, visits to Mother Marianne of Molokai at the convent at Kakaako on Maui, the Hawaiian revolution of 1887 in which Gibson was ousted from office and exiled, and the breach of promise suit brought against Gibson by Flora St. Clair, whom he had allegedly promised to marry.

Dates: 1886-1887

Ephraim Green diary

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 227
Scope and Contents

Handwritten diary. The item documents Green's mission for the Mormon Church in Hawaii. He writes about his travels to and from Hawaii and the establishing of missionary activities there.

Dates: 1852-1855

James Keeler diaries

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 834
Scope and Contents

Photocopy of handwritten diaries. Keeler writes about his activities while serving as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Hawaii from 1850 to 1855 and from 1876 to 1878. Keeler also writes about his life in Utah as a carpenter and farmer. Also included is a diary of Eliza Shelton Keeler, James' wife, which she kept from 1891 to 1902. The Keelers lived much of the time in Richfield, Utah.

Dates: 1851-1902

William L. Lee letter

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230336361]
Identifier: MSS 455
Scope and Contents

Handwritten and signed letter, composed in Boston, dated 8 Sept. 1855 addressed to J. C. Osgood of New York. Lee writes to Osgood on the topic of hiring a man to go to Hawaii to run a dredging machine and propeller.

Dates: 1855 September 8

Jane Elizabeth Hyde Molen diary

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230318351]
Identifier: MSS SC 1961
Scope and Contents

Photocopies of a handwritten diary (32 leaves). Molen tells about her departure from Utah and the journey to Hawaii. She also gives accounts of her activities while serving with her husband as a missionary in Hawaii.

Dates: 1876-1877

John Stillman Woodbury diaries

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 168
Scope and Contents

Handwritten diaries for the years 1851, 1853 to 1855, 1857, and 1876 to 1877. These are all missionary journals kept on various missions for the Mormon Church to Hawaii. Woodbury comments on visits from Mormon Church Apostles and writes about leaving Utah for Hawaii during the Mormon "Reformation" in 1857 and being called to return to face the approach of the U.S. Army.

Dates: 1851-1877

Robert Crichton Wyllie letters

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230335512]
Identifier: MSS 368
Scope and Contents

Photocopies of typewritten copies of letters. The items relate to the condition of Hawaii and the defense of the islands from the threat of the United States. These materials were written as "Appendix II" and probably relate to the draft of a book.

Dates: 1849-1854

Brigham Young correspondence

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230317486]
Identifier: MSS SC 1869
Scope and Contents

Photocopies of a handwritten letter to Brigham Young from Jno. O. Dominis, secretary to King Kamehameha V of Hawaii. Also included is a published copy of the letter in the "Deseret News" and a letter of Brigham Young to the King. Young expresses a desire to purchase land in Hawaii to grow cotton for the Mormons. Dominis, writing for the king, expresses concern that Young's intentions are to do missionary work.

Dates: 1865