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 Item — Container: Small Collections Box 124, Folder: 1

Content Description

From the Collection:

An eight page letter from G.S. Meade in Honolulu, Hawaii, to a Mr. Atkinson. Meade was staying in the home of a British Bishop while touring the islands. Along with describing the native Hawaiian people, and the environment of Hawaii in detail, the letter names specific Hawaiians Meade met at a garden party. Meade writes that "to me it is no pleasant sight to see a favored land with its own princess to govern it, actually in the hands of another race, its trade taken by foreigners, its fields tilled, its resources developed: such is the case in Hawaii."

Content warning for derogatory language and/or descriptions directed towards indigenous populations.

Scope and Contents From the Collection:

G.S. Meade Hawaii Letter, Special Collections Research Center, William and Mary Libraries.


  • Creation: June 17th, 1884 - June 30th, 1884


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.


From the Collection: 0.1 Linear Feet (One legal sized folder.)


From the Collection: English