WHERE EMMA ROSE LIVED IN OLD TIMES
An old resident of Honolulu, referring to the request of Miss Emma Rose, published in the Advertiser yesterday, says on the subject:
“In the early days there was a house of adobe or coral—I am not certain which—on the site of the former dwelling occupied by J. A. Hopper and family, Punchbowl and King. It was kept, I think, by a Mrs. Lamb, and was the headquarters for master of whaling ships calling here. I remember Captain Rose very well, and am certain that it was in the Lamb house he stopped when here.
“There was a charity school where the Judiciary building now stands, and I believe the Kawaiahao school was running at the time.It can not be that Miss Rose refers tothe Hoppers, as they lived where the Hawaiian Hotel now stands, far away from the ‘kanaka church’ she mentions.
“When Miss Rose was born kodak fiends were unknown, and Daguerreotypes held the floor in the photographic line, so it is not possible to send her a picture of the place. One of the old Mission House, next to the Kawaiahao church, might be a familiar object to her.”
(PCA, 2/26/1909, p. 11)