Ida May Pope Papers: Finding Aid

Finding aid prepared by Huntington Staff in 1979 and Brooke M. Black, June 25, 2013.
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Overview of the Collection

Title: Ida May Pope Papers
Dates (inclusive): 1891-1932
Collection Number: mssHM 46989-47019, HM 47840
Creator: Pope, Ida May.
Extent: 55 items; 1 box.
Repository: The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens.Manuscripts Department
1151 Oxford Road
San Marino, California 91108
Phone: (626) 405-2129
Email: reference@huntington.org
URL: http://www.huntington.org
Abstract: The collection consists chiefly of correspondence between Ida May Pope (1862-1914), her sister Anne, and fellow Hawaiians, missionaries and teachers. Subjects included in this collection chiefly consist of education and teachers in Hawaii (and Kosrae), and Hawaiian history and social customs.
Language: English.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item]. Ida May Pope Papers., The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.

Provenance

Gift of Mrs. Herbert D. Ivey, August 31, 1979, and April 6, 1981 (HM 47840).

Biographical Note

Ida May Pope was born in Crestline, Ohio, July 30, 1862. She was the third child among seven. In 1890 she obtained a "temporary" teaching assignment at Kawaiaha'o Seminary for girls and she sailed for Hawaii. Pope stayed in Hawaii, and in 1894 she became the first principal of Kamehameha Girls' School in Honolulu. Her sisters Anne and Katherine followed her to Hawaii and also became teachers. Pope never married and died July 14, 1914, in Chicago.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of correspondence between Ida May Pope, her sister Anne, and fellow Hawaiians, missionaries and teachers. Some of the letters are written from the island Kosrae (Kusaie), Micronesia. Many of the letters include newspaper clippings or notes including obituaries for Ida May Pope. There are also two receipts. There is also an article about Anne Pope (after her death in 1932). Also included is a copy of Ida May Pope's Last Will & Testament. Subjects included in this collection include: education and teachers in Hawaii (and Kosrae); Hawaiian history and social customs; King David Kalakaua; Kamehameha Girls' School; Queen Liliuokalani; and the leper colony on Molokai.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the Huntington Library's Online Catalog.  

Subjects

Kalakaua, David, King of Hawaii, 1836-1891.
Liliuokalani, Queen of Hawaii, 1838-1917.
Pope, Ida May.
Kamehameha Schools.
Education -- Hawaii.
Single women -- Hawaii.
Teachers -- Hawaii.
Women -- Hawaii -- Correspondence.
Women -- Hawaii -- Diaries.
Hawaii -- History -- 1850-1950 -- Sources.
Hawaii -- History -- 1893-1900 -- Sources.
Hawaii -- History -- To 1893 -- Sources.
Hawaii -- Social life and customs -- 19th century.
Kosrae (Micronesia)
Molokai (Hawaii)

Forms/Genres

Clippings (information artifacts) -- 20th century.
Diaries -- 20th century.
Letters (correspondence) -- Hawaii -- 19th century.
Letters (correspondence) -- Hawaii -- 20th century.
Wills -- Hawaii -- 20th century.

Additional Contributors

Hoppin, Jessie R.
Pope, Anne.
American Board Commisioners for Foreign Missions.
Woman's Board of Missions.
Hawaiian Trust Company, Ltd.

Indexing: Subjects

Kalakaua, David, King of Hawaii, 1836-1891
  • Subject in Ida May Pope letter (1891, Feb. 2) to Lois Pope Prosser et al. HM 47012.
Kamehameha Schools
  • Subject in Anne Pope letter (1898, May 19) to ----- Cross. HM 47840.
  • Subject in Woman’s Board of Missions receipt (1908, Dec. 23). HM 47018.
  • Subject in Jessie R. Hoppin letter (1908, Dec. 31) to Ida May Pope. HM 47000.
  • Subject in Anne Pope article “To the students at Kamehameha Girls’ School:” clipping ([1914], July 17). HM 47006.
  • Subject in Frances A. Lemmon letter (1914, July 18) to Lois Pope Prosser (clippings with letter). HM 47003.
Liliuokalani, Queen of Hawaii, 1838-1917
  • Subject in Ida May Pope letter (1891, Feb. 2) to Lois Pope Prosser et al. HM 47012.
Molokai (Hawaii)
  • Subject in Ida May Pope letter (1891, May 3) to Lois Pope Prosser. HM 47008.

Collection Contents

Box 1

mssHM 46989-47019, mssHM 47840

 

Pope, Ida May. 1 letter (1891, Feb. 2) to Lois Pope Prosser et al. With envelope.  HM 47012.  

 

Pope, Ida May. 1 letter (1891, May 3) to Lois Pope Prosser. With envelope. HM 47008. 

 

Pope, Ida May. 1 letter (1896, Oct. 11) to Ruth Prosser and Tom Prosser. HM 47014.  

 

Pope, Ida May. 1 letter (1897, Dec. 2) to Tom Prosser et al. HM 47015. 

 

Pope, Anne. 1 letter [approximately 1897, Dec.] to Tom Prosser. With envelope. HM 47004.  

 

Pope, Anne. 1 letter [approximately 1897] to Tom Prosser et al. HM 47005. 

 

Pope, Anne. 1 letter (1898, May 19) to ----- Cross. Also: 2 pages from periodical “The Friend” containing article about Anne Pope, 1932, July. With envelope. HM 47840. 

 

Pope, Ida May. 1 letter (1898, July 31) to Lois Pope Prosser et al. With envelope. HM 47013.  

 

Pope, Ida May. 1 letter (1899, Oct. 7) to Lois Pope Prosser. HM 47009. 

 

Hoppin, Jessie R. 1 letter (1899, Dec. 28) to Ida May Pope. HM 46993.  

 

Hoppin, Jessie R. 1 letter (1900, Jan. 24) to Ida May Pope. HM 46995. 

 

Hoppin, Jessie R. 1 letter (1900, Jan. 24) to Ida May Pope. With note and envelope. HM 46994.  

 

Pope, Ida May. 1 letter ([approximately 1900], Apr. 9) to ----- Albright. HM 47007. 

 

Garland, George F. 1 letter (1900, May 1) to Ida May Pope. HM 46990.  

 

Hoppin, Jessie R. 1 letter (1900, Aug. 7) to Ida May Pope. HM 46996.  

 

Kane, Emma. 1 letter (1900, Aug. 12) to Ida May Pope. HM 47002. 

 

Hoppin, Jessie R. 1 letter (1902, Apr. 1) to Ida May Pope. HM 46997.  

 

Hopping, Jessie R. 1 letter (1904, Feb. 19) to Ida May Pope. HM 46998. 

 

American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions. 1 receipt (1904, July 20) for Ida May Pope for $175.00 to be paid to Jessie R. Hoppin. Printed form filled in.  HM 46989. 

 

Pope, Ida May. Diary of European trip (1906, Apr.-July): 5 volumes. HM 47019.

 

Pope, Ida May. [Excerpts copied from diary kept during European trip] [1906, July]: 7 p. With note. HM 47016.

 

Woman’s Board of Missions. 1 receipt (1908, Dec. 23) for $175.00 received from Kamehameha Girls’ School. Printed form filled in. Enclosed in letter from Jessie R. Hoppin to Ida May Pope, 1908, Dec. 31 (HM 47000). HM 47018. 

 

Hoppin, Jessie R. 1 letter (1908, Dec. 31) to Ida May Pope. Enclosure: Receipt from Woman’s Board of Missions to the Kamehameha Girls’ School, 1908, Dec. 23 (HM 47018). With envelope. HM 47000. 

 

Jokia, Lewa Kalai. Last will in disposition of belongings… (1913, Mar. 18): 6 p. Also signed by Harriet E. McCracken and Sarah Katharine Burgner. With envelope. HM 47001. 

 

Pope, Ida May. Last Will & Testament (1914, Apr. 18): 2 p. Enclosed in letter from Hawaiian Trust Col Ltd. To Lois Pope Prosser, 1914, July 22 (HM 46992). HM 47017. 

 

Pope, Ida May. 1 letter (1914, July 9) to Lois Pope Prosser. HM 47010. 

 

Pope, Ida May. 1 letter (1914, July 13) to Lois Pope Prosser. With envelope. HM 47011.  

 

Pope, Anne. 1 article ([1914], July 17) “To the students at Kamehameha Girls’ School:” clipping. Also: Newspaper clippings re: death of Ida May Pope, Memo re: Ida May Pope Memorial Scholarship Fund and printed items. HM 47006. 

 

Lemmon, Frances A. 1 letter (1914, July 18) to Lois Pope Prosser. Also: 12 newspaper clippings re: death of Ida May Pope. HM 47003. 

 

Hawaiian Trust Company, Ltd. 1 letter (1914, July 22) to Lois Pope Prosser. Enclosure: carbon copy of Last Will & Testament of Ida May Pope, 1914, Apr. 18 (HM 47017). With envelope. HM 46992. 

 

Hawaiian Trust Company, Ltd. 1 letter (1914, Sep. 15) to Henry Pope. HM 46991.  

 

Hoppin, Jessie R. 1 letter (1906, Dec. 3) to Ida May Pope. HM 46999.