In Haste with Aloha: Letters and Diaries of Queen Emma, 1881-1885

In Haste with Aloha: Letters and Diaries of Queen Emma, 1881-1885

by David W. Forbes (Editor)


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In Haste with Aloha: Letters and Diaries of Queen Emma, 1881-1885 by David W. Forbes

More than 130 years after her death in Honolulu, April 1885. Queen Emma remains a living presence in her native Hawai'i. She is commemorated by the hospital that she and her husband Kamehameha IV helped found and that she endowed; by a museum in Nu'uanu Valley, once one of her homes, in which many of her possessions are lovingly kept and displayed; and by her extensive collection of Hawaiian artifacts preserved in the Bernice P. Bishop Museum. St. Andrew's Cathedral, which she and her husband labored to establish, and the adjacent St. Andrew's Priory School for Girls both honor and cherish her memory. Children are still named in commemoration of her life, and a street in Honolulu bears her name. For anyone this is a considerable legacy. The Queen's life is still of interest to many, and her thoughts, action, and deeds are more accessible to us than any of the Hawaiian ali'I or members of the royal family, because a large body of her letters and personal papers survives.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780824857837
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press, The
Publication date: 04/30/2017
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 1,250,568
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Notes on Editing the Letters ix

Acknowledgments xi

Introduction 1

Chapter 1 The Family of Four Is Reduced-1880 13

Chapter 2 Rooke House under Quarantine. Diary Entries-1881 19

Chapter 3 Town Gossip and an Excursion to Maui. Letters of June-December 1881 31

Chapter 4 A Busy Spring and Summer. Letters of February-July 1882 36

Chapter 5 Summer Entertainments, Church Matters, and a Visit to Kohala. Letters of August-December 1882 58

Chapter 6 The Year of the Coronation. Letters of 1883 85

Chapter 7 The Gathering Clouds. A Diary and Letters-1884 114

Chapter 8 The Fateful Trip to Kohala-July-August 1884 126

Chapter 9 Last Letters and the Final Farewell-1885 135

Chapter 10 "The Good Queen Is Gone". A Letter from the Priory-1885 145

Chapter 11 Lying in State at Rooke House, and the Funeral at Kawaiaha'o Church-1885 149

Notes 165

Index 225

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