WHO CAN PICK OUT HOUSE WHERE EMMA ROSE WAS BORN?
An Interesting Letter From a Woman Who First Saw the Light in Honolulu—Remembers Old Landmarks.
Southampton, U. S. A.
February 4, 1909.
To Mr. James Steiner.
Dear Sir: I am sending one dollar, and will you please send me that amount in postcards, after deducting the postage? I was born in Honolulu, and visited the place several times afterwards, as my father was a whaling captain. I would particularly like to get a picture of the house in which I was born, but have not a very clear idea of its situation. It was a stone house, and on the road towards the Hawaiian school and nearly opposite the Kanaka church,and in about 1866 or 1868 was occupied by a family named Hooper, so there is nothing very definite. Knowing you have been in Honolulu a number of years, thought you might be able to give me some information. Would like the postcards of some old landmarks. Of course, I am not sure this will reach you, but if so, and you don’t consider it too much trouble, will you kindly communicate with me? and I will write again. I was a child when last at the Islands, but, somehow, the land of my birth has always held a warm corner in hy heart. I have a very dim memory of the people I knew then, though Frank Damon I remember well, as at one time we occupied the Fuller house, on Chaplain street, adjoining the residence of Father Damon. I hope I have not taxed your patience too much by this lengthy letter, and that I may hear from you in due time. Yours respectfully,
Southampton, Suffolk County, New York, Long Island, U. S. A.
(PCA, 2/25/1909, p. 11)