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William Nevins Armstrong papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 39
Scope and Contents
Businessman, diplomat. Correspondence, journals, notes, photographs, clippings, memorabilia and printed matter almost all relating to his trip around the world with King Kalakaua of Hawaii in 1881. Included is a typescript of his Around the World With a King published in 1904. His career as a chairman of the Hawaiian Labor Commission and advisor to the government between 1893 and 1903, when he returned to Washington, is documented in his journals. These form a complete sequence from 1886 to 1905. The large number of photographs record the trip around the world pictorially and also contain views of Hawaii around the turn of the century.
Conditions Governing Access
The materials are open for research.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Mrs. Bess Armstrong Howes, 1968.
Dates
1869-1929
Majority of material found within 1869 - 1906
Extent
9.5 Linear Feet (13 boxes, 1 folio)
Related Names
Armstrong, William N.
Language of Materials
English