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[Kapiolani, Queen]

Engraved funeral invitation on black-ruled paper, accomplished in a secretarial hand and signed by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, E. A. Matt. Smith, one page bifolium ( 10 x 8 in.; 255 x 203 mm), addressed to the Hon. H. M. Sewall, Special Agent of the United States, 29 June 1899, inviting him and Mrs. Sewall to  funeral services for Queen Kapiolani at the Kawaiahao Church on 2 July; centerfold crease. Together with: the signature of  Queen Kapiolani ("Queen Kapiolani"), on a plain calling card, (1 3/4 x 3 in.; 35 x 75 mm),  n.p., n.d. ; remnants of glue mounts.


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Catalogue Note

Obsequies for Queen Dowager Kapiolani, a niece and namesake of the chiefess who defied Pele. Kapiolani was the granddaughter of King Kaumualii of Kauai. Her first marriage was to a chief named Bennett Namakeha. She married David Kalakaua in 1863 and was crowned with him in 1883, on the ninth anniversary of his accession to the throne. En route for Queen Victoria's jubilee in 1887, she paid a visit to President Grover Cleveland. She and her husband had no children; and after his death in 1891, she devoted her time and efforts to improving the welfare of Hawaiian women. She established and endowed the Kapiolani Maternity Home and the Kapiolani Home for Leper Girls.

Fine Books and Manuscripts Including A Private Collection of Historical Hawaiiana

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New York