Victoria to King Lunalilo, 1873.

[Found under: “Na Palapala hoalohaloha a na ‘Lii o Europa i ko kakou Moi.”]

At 12 o’clock on Thursday, May 29 past, Mr. Davies, the Minister Resident of Britain arrived at the Palace to give a Sealed document from the Queen of Great Britain: Continue reading

Letter from the Meiji Emperor to King Lunalilo, 1873.

[Found under: “Na Palapala hoalohaloha a na ‘Lii o Europa i ko kakou Moi.”]

Mutsuhito, by the Grace of Heaven, the Emperor of Japan, placed upon the Imperial Throne occupied by the Dynasty unchanged from the time immemorial, to His Majesty the King of the Hawaiian Islands: Continue reading

Letter from Emperor Franz Joseph to King Lunalilo, 1873.

[Found under: “Na Palapala hoalohaloha a na ‘Lii o Europa i ko kakou Moi.”]

To His Majesty Lunalilo, King of Hawaii.

Great and Good Friend: From the valuable letter dated January 14th of the present year, I have the information of the demise of His Majesty Kamehameha V., and your elevation to the Royal Throne of Hawaii. Continue reading

Letter from King William to King Lunalilo, 1873.

[Found under: “Na Palapala hoalohaloha a na ‘Lii o Europa i ko kakou Moi.”]

Sire: I thank Your Majesty for having kindly communicated to me through your letter of the 14th of January, utl. the sad news of the unexpected demise of your beloved Cousin, His Majesty Kamehameha V., Continue reading

Letter from King Leopold to King Lunalilo, 1873.

[Found under: “Na Palapala hoalohaloha a na ‘Lii o Europa i ko kakou Moi.”]

To King Lunalilo,
King of the Hawaiian Islands.

Dear Brother: I have just received Your Majesty’s letter informing me of the demise of Your Cousin, King Kamehameha V., on the 11th of December last, and announcing also, that in accordance with the Constitution of the Kingdom, the Legislative Assembly having elected You King of the Hawaiian Islands. Continue reading

Letter from President Grant to the new king, Lunalilo, 1873.

Letters of Condolences from the European Monarchs to our King.

On the 14th of April, the letter from General Grant, the President of the United States, was received, expressing to our King, that he joins in the grieving for the death of Kamehameha V, and that the President was happy for Chief Lunalilo’s good fortune in ascending the throne of Hawaii nei.

And on the 29th of May, the letters arrived from the alii shown below, and we translated them into our language.

(Ko Hawaii Ponoi, 6/18/1873, p. 3)

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Ko Hawaii Ponoi, Buke I, Helu 1, Aoao 3. Iune 18, 1873.

Queen Victoria’s letter to King Kamehameha IV and Queen Emalani, 1863.

[Found under: “NA MEA HOU O HAWAII NEI.”]

The Letter of Victoria to the Hawaiian Monarchs.—It was  made known to some of us, the letter of Queen Victoria to our beloved Monarchs, showing her sadness and he compassion for the misfortune that befell the Alii Haku o Hawaii, the greatly loved one who was taken away by gracious God. Continue reading

Letter from a son away serving in the armed forces to his mother, 1918.

PETER K. MORSE

A SON WRITES TO HIS MOTHER.

The picture above is of a Hawaiian boy who left Hawaii nei to join the armed forces in England, and he is currently a corporal in the cavalry for the British cavalry in Canada.

This is the son of Mrs. Kainana Hiram of Kapahulu, Waikiki, whose name is Peter Kalanikuhookahi Morse, and his letter was penned to his mother on the 24th of November. Continue reading