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Caroline M. and George Babb letters, 1891-1894.
BANC MSS 2000/62 cp; BANC FILM 3260 positive microfilm
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Caroline M. and George Babb letters, 1891-1894


Babb, Caroline M., creator


Babb, George.


Holden, J. F.


Holden, William C.


Brown, Mabel R.


Sixty-five letters, mostly written by Caroline to family and friends, describing travels with her husband, George, from Maine to Hawaii, via San Francisco, and their experiences while teaching there. The letters recount everyday life and activities along with the physical characteristics and customs of Hawaii. They provide observations surrounding the overthrow of Hawaii's monarchy in 1893, most notably in George's letter of Jan. 18, and Caroline's letter of Feb. 9. Also, in a letter from March 6, [1892?], Caroline refers to her students' opinions regarding the presence of "whites" and U.S. missionaries; in another, on Nov. 3, 1892, she mentions the murder of forty missionaries in China. Other letters discuss their travels throughout the Islands, local politics, the death of the daughter of John L. Stevens (U.S. minister to Hawaii), and contributions of the Bishop family to the islands. Three letters include sketches of the school campus, the island of Oahu, and a volcano, and several of George's letters contain appended notes from Caroline (and vice versa).


1891 (issued)


n-us-ca -- n-us-hi
Stevens, John L. (John Leavitt) -- 1820-1895
Kamehameha Schools.
Australia (Ship)
Education -- Hawaii
Missionaries -- Hawaii
San Francisco (Calif.) -- Description and travel
Hawaii -- Description and travel
Hawaii -- History -- Overthrow of the Monarchy, 1893
Hawaii -- History -- To 1893
Oahu (Hawaii) -- Description and travel
Niagara Falls (N.Y. and Ont.) -- Description and travel
Denver (Colo.) -- Description and travel
Chicago (Ill.) -- Description and travel
Hawaii -- Social life and customs


Most of the envelopes are addressed to either Mr. or Mrs. J.F. Holden, presumably Caroline's parents.
Also on microfilm with call number BANC FILM 3260.
Photograph album transferred to the Pictorial Collections of The Bancroft Library (BANC PIC 2000.068--ALB).
Caroline and George Babb, a young couple from Maine, were hired to teach at the Kamehameha School for Boys in Honolulu, Hawaii, and arrived there in Sept. 1891.

Physical Description:

1 box (.4 linear ft.)
1 reel : negative (Box 3424) and positive (BANC FILM 3260).




BANC MSS 2000/62 cp
BANC FILM 3260 positive microfilm


Various places