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G.S. Meade Hawaii letter

Identifier: SC 01768

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Content Description

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

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


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


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0.1 Linear Feet (One legal sized folder.)



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