Inventory of the George H. Dole Papers, 1846-1902

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Inventory of the George H. Dole Papers, 1846-1902

The Huntington Library



San Marino, California

Contact Information

  • Manuscripts Department
  • The Huntington Library
  • 1151 Oxford Road
  • San Marino, California 91108
  • Phone: (626) 405-2203
  • Fax: (626) 449-5720
  • Email: lgarcia@huntington.org
  • URL: http://www.huntington.org/huntingtonlibrary.aspx?id=554
Processed by:
Brooke M. Black
Date Completed:
June 29, 1998
Encoded by:
Xiuzhi Zhou
© 1998 The Huntington Library. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: George H. Dole Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1846-1902
Collection number: HM 57700 - 57962
Creator: Dole, George H.
Extent: 263 catalogued items
Repository: The Huntington Library
San Marino, California 91108
Note:
The collection contains 263 catalogued items, consisting of 218 pieces of correspondence and 45 essays. The collection spans the period 1846 to 1902, with the bulk of the collection between 1858 and 1878.
Acquisition number: 1161
Language: English.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], George H. Dole Papers, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.

Acquisition Information

This collection was purchased from Robert Van Dyke in February 1985.

Biographical Note

George H. Dole was born in 1842 in Punahou, Hawaii; his brother, Sanford B. (Sanford Ballard) Dole, 1844-1926, also born in Hawaii, became President of the Provisional Government of Hawaii in 1893, President of the Hawaiian Republic in 1894, and in 1900 was appointed the first Governor of the Territory of Hawaii. George and Sanford's parents, Daniel and Emily Dole, came to Hawaii from Maine as missionaries in 1841. The Doles first lived in Punahou, where they opened a school for children. Emily Dole died shortly after Sanford's birth and two years later, in 1846, Daniel married Charlotte Close Knapp, a fellow missionary in Hawaii. In 1855 the Dole family moved to the island of Kauai and opened a school in Koloa. George and Sanford attended the Koloa School and in 1864, at the age of 22, George left to travel in America. In 1867, after returning to Hawaii, George married Clara Rowell and began employment on several sugar plantations, including the Koloa, Kealia and the Kapaa plantations. In 1889, George, his wife, and their twelve children (a thirteenth child was born in 1890) moved to Riverside, California. George worked for the Riverside Naval Orange Company and various insurance agencies. In 1900 George invested money in the Minnehaha Oil Company located in Bakersfield, California. George H. Dole died in California in 1912.

Scope and Content Note

The collection is made up of two sections, correspondence and essays (both arranged alphabetically by author). The bulk of the collection is by George H. Dole, with almost half of his correspondence to his wife Clara Rowell Dole and several letters to his children. Thirty-one of the forty-five school essays were written by George H. Dole. Many of the items, both correspondence and essays, include the use of the Hawaiian language. George and Clara sign some of their letters with their Hawaiian names (George as Heoki and Clara as Kaalala).
Correspondence: The 218 pieces of correspondence deal mainly with family events and daily activities, including churchgoing and visits with friends. The Hawaiian correspondence gives physical descriptions of Hawaii, commentaries on the Hawaiian government and details regarding the workings of sugar plantations. Some of the letters of George, Daniel and Charlotte describe their trips to America, giving an interesting look at travel in the 1870s. Daniel and Charlotte, while in America, visited Utah and met with Brigham Young. Two letters record their conversation with Young, in which they discussed polygamy and other church beliefs; the letters also give a description of the Tabernacle in Salt Lake City. Thirty-nine of the 102 pieces of George's correspondence are typewritten letters from Riverside, California. The California correspondence deals with the Doles' visits to northern California and the birth of one of their grandchildren. The letters also give some descriptions of Riverside in the1890s. The letter from George H. Dole to William E. Rowell is an invitation to invest money in the Minnehaha Oil Company in Bakersfield, California (enclosed with the letter is a summary sheet for the proposed oil company).
Essays: The essays were written by several of the children who attended Daniel Dole's schools in Punahou and Koloa. The essays are about various subjects, a few regarding Hawaii's government and history. The essay entitled "The Last War of Kauai" discusses the events following the death of King Kamehameha II. The essay entitled "Dear Sir" is an explanation of Hawaii's government, and the unknown author gives some opinions regarding politicians of the time. The four newsletters were also written by students. Sanford B. (Sanford Ballard) Dole was the editor, and probably author, of The Koloa Evening Transcript.

Container List

 

Correspondence

Box Box 1

Dole, Charlotte Close Knapp, 1813-1874.

 

3 letters (1870-1871) to Clara Rowell Dole. HM 57700-57702.

 

Dole, Charlotte Close Knapp, 1813-1874.

 

32 letters (1858-1868) to George H. Dole. HM 57703-57734.

 

Dole, Charlotte Close Knapp, 1813-1874.

 

8 letters (1870-1871) to George H. Dole and Clara Rowell Dole. HM 57735-57742.

 

Dole, Charlotte Close Knapp, 1813-1874.

 

26 letters (1870-1871) to George H. Dole, Clara Rowell Dole and Sanford B. (Sanford Ballard) Dole, 1844-1926. HM 57743-57768.

 

Dole, Charlotte Close Knapp, 1813-1874.

 

2 letters (1871) to Sanford B. (Sanford Ballard) Dole, 1844-1926. HM 57769-57770. With HM 57769 is a letter to Sanford from his "Cousin Ned."

 

Dole, Clara Rowell.

 

1 postcard (1902, May 24) to George H. Dole. HM 57771.

 

Dole, Daniel.

 

17 letters (1863-1870) to George H. Dole. HM 57772-57788.

 

Dole, Daniel.

 

13 letters (1870-1871) to George H. Dole and Clara Rowell Dole. HM 57789-57801. With HM 57800 is a letter to George H. Dole and Clara Rowell Dole by Charlotte Close Knapp Dole, 1813-1874.

 

Dole, Daniel.

 

13 letters (1871) to George H. Dole, Clara Rowell Dole and Sanford B. (Sanford Ballard) Dole, 1844-1926. HM 57802-57814.

 

Dole, Daniel.

 

1 letter (1870, June 27-28) to Sanford B. (Sanford Ballard) Dole, 1844-1926. HM 57815.

Box Box 2

Dole, George H.

 

1 letter [1878] to Clara Dole, Charles Dole and Emily Dole. HM 57816.

 

Dole, George H.

 

79 letters (1863-1902) to Clara Rowell Dole. HM 57817-57895. In HM 57831, illustrations of house plans and a drawn map are included. 

 

Dole, George H.

 

6 letters (1859-1864) to Daniel Dole. HM 57896-57901.

 

Dole, George H.

 

5 letters (1861-1871) to Daniel Dole and Charlotte Close Knapp Dole, 1813-1874. HM 57902-57906.

 

Dole, George H.

 

1 letter [1878] to Herbert Dole. HM 57907.

 

Dole, George H.

 

1 letter ([1878], Feb. 10) to Marion Dole. HM 57908.

 

Dole, George H.

 

1 letter (1899, Apr. 11) to Sanford B. (Sanford Ballard) Dole, 1844-1926. HM 57909.

 

Dole, George H.

 

1 letter (1900, Sep. 6) to Sanford Dole, Kenneth Dole and Elwyn Dole. HM 57910.

 

Dole, George H.

 

2 letters [1877-1878] to Walter Dole. HM 57911-57912. In HM 57912, a sketch is on the second page.

 

Dole, George H.

 

1 letter ([1874], July 2) to Walter Dole, Herbert Dole and Charles Dole. HM 57913.

 

Dole, George H.

 

1 letter ([1878], Jan. 9) to Walter Dole, Herbert Dole and Marion Dole. HM 57914.

 

Dole, George H.

 

1 letter (1877, Oct. 7) to Walter Dole, Herbert Dole, Marion Dole et al. HM 57915.

 

Dole, George H.

 

1 letter (1900, Aug. 10) to William E. Rowell. HM 57916. Enclosure: summary sheet regarding the Minnehaha Oil Company, Bakersfield, California. 

 

Dole, George H.

 

1 letter [1864 or 1865] to -----. HM 57917. 

 

Essays

Box Box 3

B----, E----M----.

 

Hawaiian Houses: essay, [1860]. HM 57918.

 

Dole, George H.

 

Aeronautics: essay (1859, Sep. 21). HM 57919.

 

Dole, George H.

 

Agriculture on Hawaii nei [sic]: essay (1860, Mar. 7). HM 57920. 

 

Dole, George H.

 

Asia: essay [between 1846 and 1855]. HM 57921.

 

Dole, George H.

 

Babies: essay [between 1855 and 1862]. With cover sheet and illustration. HM 57922.

 

Dole, George H.

 

The Cardinal's Watch: essay (1859, Nov. 31 [sic]). HM 57923.

 

Dole, George H.

 

China: essay [between 1846 and 1855]. HM 57924.

 

Dole, George H.

 

Christmas: essay [between 1855 and 1862]. HM 57925.

 

Dole, George H.

 

Damascus: essay [1856 or 1857]. HM 57926.

 

Dole, George H.

 

Diamonds: essay [1857]. HM 57927.

 

Dole, George H.

 

An Excursion Up the Hanalei Valley: essay (1856, Nov. 12). HM 57928.

 

Dole, George H.

 

The Fig Tree: essay [between 1846 and 1855]. HM 57929.

 

Dole, George H.

 

Guano: essay (1859, Sep. 7). HM 57930.

 

Dole, George H.

 

Hawaiians at Church: essay (1859, Dec. 13). HM 57931.

 

Dole, George H.

 

Industry: essay [between 1855 and 1862]. HM 57932.

 

Dole, George H.

 

The Last War of Kauai: essay (1860, Jan. 11). HM 57933.

 

Dole, George H.

 

Orthoepist [sic]: essay [1856]. HM 57934.

 

Dole, George H.

 

Peanuts: essay [between 1855 and 1862]. HM 57935.

 

Dole, George H.

 

Printing: essay [between 1846 and 1855]. HM 57936.

 

Dole, George H.

 

The Rainbow Bear & Co.: essay [between 1846 and 1855]. HM 57937.

 

Dole, George H.

 

A Ramble: essay [between 1846 and 1855]. HM 57938.

 

Dole, George H.

 

A Ramble: essay [1854]. HM 57939.

 

Dole, George H.

 

A Ride from Lihue to Waioli: essay [between 1855 and 1862]. HM 57940.

 

Dole, George H.

 

Sea Shells: essay [between 1846 and 1855]. HM 57941.

 

Dole, George H.

 

Senneca [sic]: essay (1856, Dec. 23). HM 57942.

 

Dole, George H.

 

The Slave Hunter: essay [1856, Aug.]. HM 57943.

 

Dole, George H.

 

Steel: essay [between 1846 and 1855]. HM 57944.

 

Dole, George H.

 

Translation. The Frogs and Jupiter: essay (1856, Sep. 3). HM 57945.

 

Dole, George H.

 

A Voyage from Lihue to Honolulu: essay [between 1846 and 1855]. HM 57946.

 

Dole, George H.

 

Wasps: essay (1853, Oct. 19). HM 57947.

 

Dole, George H.

 

Wine: essay [between 1855 and 1862]. HM 57948.

 

Dole, George H.

 

Wines: essay (1858, Aug. 3). HM 57949.

 

Koloa Academy.

 

The Koloa Critique: Sep. 19, 1860-Wednesday-No. 1: newsletter (1860, Sep. 19). HM 57950.

 

Koloa Academy.

 

The Koloa Méo; No. 2: newsletter (1863, Mar. 23). HM 57951.

 

Koloa Academy.

 

The Koloa Méo; No. 3: newsletter (1863, Apr. 23). HM 57952.

 

Koloa Lyceum.

 

The Koloa Evening Transcript; No. 5: newsletter (1862). HM 57953. 

 

P----, C----P----.

 

A Picnic: essay [1860]. HM 57954.

 

R----, C----M----.

 

Taro: essay (1860, Aug. 28). HM 57955.

 

R----, M----E----.

 

Newfoundland: essay [1860]. HM 57956.

 

S----, D----B----.

 

A Visit to the Caves at Haena: essay [1860]. HM 57957.

 

Wice, Rillie Hyde.

 

Lihue: essay [1860]. HM 57958.

 

Wight, Alfred.

 

Bobby: essay [not before 1846]. HM 57959.

 

Wight, Alfred.

 

The Life of Washington: essay [not before 1846]. HM 57960.

 

-----.

 

An Adventure: essay (1860, Aug. 29). Signed with Hawaiian word for fish. HM 57961.

 

-----.

 

"Dear Sir": essay (1860, Aug. 28). HM 57962. Signed: "Yours truly, Kauai."

Indexing

Added Entries

 

Dole, Sanford B. (Sanford Ballard), 1844-1926.

 

Addressee for 2 letters (1871) by Charlotte Close Knapp Dole, 1813-1874. HM 57769-57770.

 

Dole, Sanford B. (Sanford Ballard), 1844-1926.

 

Addressee for Daniel Dole letter (1870, June 27-28). HM 57815.

 

Dole, Sanford B. (Sanford Ballard), 1844-1926.

 

Addressee for George H. Dole letter (1899, Apr. 11). HM 57909.

Subjects

 

Gregg, David L.

 

Subject in essay "Dear Sir" (1860, Aug. 28). HM 57962.

 

Kamehameha II, King of the Hawaiian Islands, 1797-1824.

 

Subject in George H. Dole essay "The Last War of Kauai" (1860, Jan. 11). HM 57933.

 

Kamehameha V, King of the Hawaiian Islands, 1830-1872.

 

Subject in essay "Dear Sir" (1860, Aug. 28). HM 57962.

 

Minnehaha Oil Company.

 

Subject in George H. Dole letter (1900, Aug. 10) to William E. Rowell. HM 57916.

 

Wyllie, Robert Crichton.

 

Subject in essay "Dear Sir" (1860, Aug. 28). HM 57962.

 

Young, Brigham, 1801-1877.

 

Subject in Charlotte Close Knapp Dole, 1813-1874, letter (1871, May 20) to George H. Dole, Clara Rowell Dole and Sanford B. (Sanford Ballard) Dole, 1844-1926. HM 57745.

 

Young, Brigham, 1801-1877.

 

Subject in Daniel Dole letter (1871, May 25) to George H. Dole, Clara Rowell Dole and Sanford B.(Sanford Ballard) Dole, 1844-1926. HM 57802.