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Liliuokalani, Lydia Kamakaeha Kaolamalii, Queen of Hawaii
Estimate
1,0002,000
LOT SOLD. 2,400 USD
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240
Liliuokalani, Lydia Kamakaeha Kaolamalii, Queen of Hawaii
Estimate
1,0002,000
LOT SOLD. 2,400 USD
JUMP TO LOT

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Liliuokalani, Lydia Kamakaeha Kaolamalii, Queen of Hawaii
Autograph letter signed (("Liliuokalani"), on stationer embossed in gilt with Liliuokalani's monogram and the royal Hawaiian motto "Onipaa" surmounted by a crown, 4 pages (7  x 4 1/2 in.; 178 x 115 mm), Kealohilani, 13 August 1903, to J.[oseph] O.[liver] Carter of Honolulu, directing Carter to address Liliukolani's complaints about the water works department; three small holes slightly affecting a letter or two.  Together with: an envelope addressed to Carter; envelope slightly browned and spotted.
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Catalogue Note

Ten years after her deposition, Liliuokalani is as tenacious and strong-willed as ever. She directs her former privy councillor—now her business manager—Joseph Oliver Carter, to instruct the water works department to attach pipes to her stables as soon as possible. She quibbles about the size of the pipe: "The department ought to give me a 2 1/2 inch water [pipe] from the main pipe for my agreement with the former govenment to whom I gave my land was to that effect – That my portion or right to the water should be one fourth. They have since closed the well – but I consider that for all the water that I use for all my premises I should be released from paying any water rates."

She also happily informs Carter that she has successfully moved her stables on to a lot that a Mr. Conradt was trying to claim and sell to another party.

 

Fine Books and Manuscripts Including A Private Collection of Historical Hawaiiana

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New York