173
173
Chinese Merchants of Honolulu
Estimate
2,0003,000
JUMP TO LOT
173
Chinese Merchants of Honolulu
Estimate
2,0003,000
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Fine Books and Manuscripts Including A Private Collection of Historical Hawaiiana

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Chinese Merchants of Honolulu

Invitation to a Ball in honor of King Kamehameha IV and Queen Emma to be held on 13th November. Addressed to Captain Luce of the ship "Onward". Honolulu, 1 November 1856

8vo (6 7/8 x 4 3/8 in.; 175 x 112 mm.). 1 page plus blank leaf, on paper with embossed edges, printed in blue and gold, with addressed envelope.


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Literature

David W. Forbes, Treasures of Hawaiian History (1992), no. 148

Catalogue Note

The marriage of King Kamehameha IV and Emma Rooke on 19 June 1856 was the incentive for a number of social functions during the succeeding months of the year, one of the most interesting of which was a grand ball in their honor given by the Chinese merchants of Honolulu. This was a key event in the social history of Honolulu as foreigners and natives met as social equals.

Fine Books and Manuscripts Including A Private Collection of Historical Hawaiiana

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New York