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Bates, George Handy, 1845-1916.

George Handy Bates Samoan papers

1869-1916

(bulk dates 1880-1899)


Descriptive Summary

Identification: MSS 125


Creator: Bates, George Handy, 1845-1916.


Title: George Handy Bates Samoan papers


Inclusive Dates: 1869-1916


Bulk Dates: 1880-1899


Extent: 3 linear feet and oversize removals (10 boxes)


Abstract: The George Handy Bates Samoan papers are made up of correspondence, documents, memoranda, clippings, photographs, and other material relating to George Handy Bates's tenure as a special investigator into Samoan affairs beginning in 1886, and as a commissioner to the 1889 Berlin Conference on Samoan Affairs.


Language: Materials in English and German.



Citation

MSS 125, George Handy Bates Samoan papers, Special Collections, University of Delaware Library, Newark, Delaware.

Shelving Summary

Boxes 1-5: Shelved in SPEC MSS manuscript boxes

Boxes 6A-6D: Shelved in SPEC MSS manuscript boxes (1 inch)

Removals: Shelved in SPEC MSS oversize boxes (28 inches)

Location

Special Collections, University of Delaware Library / Newark, Delaware 19717-5267 / Phone: 302-831-2229 / Fax: 302-831-6003 / URL: http://www.lib.udel.edu/ud/spec/

Source

Gift of Daniel Moore Bates, 1942.

Processing

Processed by William D. Lewis, 1942; updated by Anita Wellner, 1992. Encoded by Anita Wellner, 1992; additional encoding by Caitlin Farthing and Jaime Margalotti, March 2014.

Materials Available in Alternative Format

Digital copies of the photographs in Series III. are available through the University of Delaware Library's Digital Collections website at ARTstor Commons.


The collection is open for research.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Use of materials from this collection beyond the exceptions provided for in the Fair Use and Educational Use clauses of the U.S. Copyright Law may violate federal law. Permission to publish or reproduce is required from the copyright holder. Please contact Special Collections, University of Delaware Library, http://www.lib.udel.edu/cgi-bin/askspec.cgi


Biographical Note

George Handy Bates was born November 19, 1845, at Dover, Delaware. A lawyer and politician, he visited the Island of Samoa at the request of President Grover Cleveland and helped to settle which nation could legally claim it.

Mr. Bates was a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and Harvard Law School. After being admitted to the bar in 1869 he opened a law office in Wilmington, Delaware. He became a successful attorney and was considered an expert on international and constitutional law.

Bates was also active in Delaware politics. In 1881 he was elected to the Delaware Legislature as a Democrat and by 1882 he was the Speaker of the House of Representatives.

In 1886 President Grover Cleveland appointed Mr. Bates as a special agent to investigate the conditions in Samoa. Bates was subsequently appointed as a United States Commissioner to the 1889 Joint Conference on Samoan Affairs held in Berlin. As a special envoy he participated in the negotiations with England and Germany over the ownership of the Island of Samoa.

George Handy Bates died at his home in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on October 31, 1916, at the age of 73.

Sources:

"George Handy Bates Dead." The New York Times, November 1, 1916. p. 11.


Scope and Content Note

The George Handy Bates Samoan papers are comprised of correspondence, documents, memoranda, clippings, photographs, and other material relating to George Handy Bates's tenure as a special investigator into Samoan affairs beginning in 1886, and as a commissioner to the 1889 Berlin Conference on Samoan Affairs.

Correspondence from the Berlin Conference in 1889 includes letters from the U.S. Secretary of State James G. Blaine as well as copies of letters from Bates and an abstract of the correspondence between the U.S. Secretary of State Blaine and the U.S. commissioners. The documents from the Berlin Conference include protocols for ten sessions of the negotiations, minutes of the meetings taken by Bates, drafts of Bates' remarks at the sixth session, reports on the negotiations, and drafts of the treaty on Samoa.

The material gathered by Bates in his investigation of the Samoan situation prior to the Berlin Conference includes publications by the Samoan government and financial records for the Apia Agency and the Deutsches Handels and Plantagen Gesellschaft. Newspaper clippings, a proposed constitution for Samoa under King Malietoa, correspondence with U.S. Secretary of State T. F. (Thomas F.) Bayard, lists of exports, imports, and land holdings are also present. A photocopy of Jan Thurston's Report of the Condition of the Samoan Islands, issues of the Tonga Government Blue Book and Samoa Times, and a copy of Arthur Gordon's British Despotism in the South Sea Islands are also included in these papers.

The papers also include over one hundred and forty photographs of persons and scenic views of Samoa, Pago Pago, Fiji, and Hawaii.

These papers are valuable for studying the culture and history of Samoa, particularly during the 1880s. The issues of colonialism and foreign intervention are chronicled in these papers. In addition, the material related to the 1889 Berlin Conference on Samoan Affairs provides insight into diplomatic relations among Germany, Great Britain, and the United States during the late 1880s.


Selected Search Terms

Personal Names
Bates, George Handy, 1845-1916.
Blaine, James Gillespie, 1830-1893.
Topical Terms
Samoan question.
Geographic Names
Polynesia--Civilization.
Polynesia--Social life and customs.
Polynesia--Description and travel.
Samoan Islands--Civilization.
Samoan Islands--Social life and customs.
Samoan Islands--Description and travel.
Form/Genre Terms
Correspondence.
Memorandums.
Minutes (administrative records)
Reports.
Publications.
Clippings (information artifacts)
Newspapers.
Treaties.
Photographs.
Occupation
Politicians.

Related Materials in this Repository

MF 687, A microfilm copy of selected material from the George Handy Bates Samoan Papers is also available in the University of Delaware Library. MF 687 is a copy of a series of papers from the Department of State and was filmed at the National Archives. The microfilm is located in the Microform Unit of the Student Multimedia Design Center. MF 2354, A microfilm copy of the George Handy Bates Samoan Papers is available in the University of Delaware Library. The microfilm includes a copy of the calendar prepared by William Ditto Lewis as well as the contents of the collection. The collection was filmed in 1973 by the Church of the Latter Day Saints. The microfilm is located in the Microform Unit of the Student Multimedia Design Center.


Finding Aid Note

A copy of the calendar to the Bates Samoan Papers, prepared by William D. Lewis in 1942, is available with the print finding aid in the University of Delaware Library, Special Collections.


  • I. Correspondence and Documents
  • II. Clippings
  • III. Photographs
  • IV. Newspapers

This collection is arranged first by type of material and then chronologically. The four series are: I. Correspondence and Documents, II. Clippings, III. Photographs, and IV. Newspapers. Within each series, material is arranged in chronological order.

Numerous enclosures, such as protocols and copies of original clippings, are found with the correspondence in Series I. The clippings which were enclosed in the letters in Series I have been removed to Series II, but preservation photocopies of these clippings have been made and placed with the letters.


Detailed Contents List

Series I. Correspondence and Documents , 1869-1916

Consists of correspondence, reports, government publications, photocopies of clippings, financial documents, lists of imports and exports, lists and deeds of land holdings, and other material gathered by Bates in his investigation of Samoan affairs. Also included is material related to the 1889 Berlin Conference on Samoan Affairs. Items included are correspondence, protocols for the ten sessions, drafts of Bates' remarks and of a treaty, minutes of the meetings, and printed material. The letters from James G. Blaine, U.S. Secretary of State, to the U.S. commissioners to the Berlin Conference contain extensive instructions concerning U.S. policy on Samoa.

1869, [1875]   [Box 1 F1]

2 items (19 pp)

Correspondence

1880-1882   [Box 1 F2]

3 items (3 pp)

Apia Agency Balance Sheets

1883 April 16   [Box 1 F3]

1 item (21 pp)

Tonga Government Gazette

1883   [Box 1 F4]

1 item (48 pp)

British Despotism in the South Sea Islands, and the Persecution of Mr. W. J. Hunt by Sir Arthur Gordon...1877-79

1883 December 31   [Box 1 F5]

1 item (1 p)

Head Agency, Apia Balance Sheet

1884 August 27   [Box 1 F6]

1 item (19 pp)

Tonga Government Blue Book

1884-1885   [Box 1 F7]

3 items (5 pp)

Deutches Handels & Plantagen Gesellschaft Financial Records

1886 January 19   [Box 1 F8]

1 item (2 pp)

Schedule of Deeds, Letters, etc. in Auckland

1886 May   [Box 1 F9]

1 item (7 pp)

Proposed temporary constitution for Samoa under King Malietoa

1886 July 17   [Box 1 F10]

1 item (3 pp.)

Letter from U.S. Secretary of State T. F. Bayard to Bates regarding his appointment as envoy to Samoa

1886 August 1-27   [Box 1 F11]

11 items (15 pp)

Consists of correspondence, photocopies of newspaper clippings, and notices. Material concerns the resignation of B. Greenbaum as U.S. consul to Samoa, economy of Samoa, and Samoan plantations

1886 September   [Box 1 F12]

9 items (13 pp)

Consists of correspondence, lists of imports and exports, and land holdings in Samoa. Material details the financial affairs of Samoa

1886 October   [Box 1 F13]

4 items (16 pp)

Consists of correspondence, photocopies of newspaper clippings, and financial documents. Includes two letters from Bayard to Bates

1886 November-December   [Box 1 F14]

9 items (31 pp)

Photocopy of a newspaper clipping, reports, and a document containing an extract from a report on Samoa German Consul General Travers to Prince Bismark included

1887 January   [Box 1 F15]

1 item (75 pp)

Photocopy of J. B. Thurston's Report...Condition of the Samoan Islands....

1887 February-December   [Box 1 F16]

10 items (22 pp)

Consists of correspondence, and printed material regarding Samoan politics and economy. Includes copies of the Tonga Government Blue Book

1888   [Box 1 F17]

20 items (41 pp)

Correspondence, issues of the Tonga Government Blue Book, and the Tonga Government Gazette are included. Material details the increasing political and economic problems in Samoa, especially problems of what currency will be legal tender in Samoa

1889 January   [Box 2 F18]

5 items (85 pp)

Includes a copy of Consul-General of the U.S. to Samoa Harold M. Sewell's testimony before a subcommittee of the Committee on Foreign Relations of the U.S. Senate, copies of the Tonga Government Gazette, and photocopies of newspaper clippings

1889 February   [Box 2 F19]

11 items (46 pp)

Includes a copy of Punch and correspondence between R.W. Gilder and Bates concerning articles on Samoa in The Century Magazine

1889 March   [Box 2 F20]

9 items (28 pp)

Includes correspondence and photocopies of newspaper clippings. Material concerns Bates' appointment as a commissioner to the Berlin Conference and current events and civil unrest in Samoa

1889 April 1-15   [Box 2 F21]

7 items (34 pp)

Includes correspondence and photocopies of newspaper clippings. An extensive letter from U.S. Secretary of State, James G. Blaine, to the three U.S. commissioners, Bates, William Walter Phelps, and John A. Kasson, details the general principles to guide U.S. decisions at the Berlin Conference and their limited powers as U.S. commissioners

1889 April 16-25   [Box 2 F22]

42 items (42 pp)

Includes correspondence and photocopies of newspaper clippings. Includes an editorial from the German Cologne Gazette which criticizes the appointment of Bates

1889 April 26-28   [Box 2 F23]

43 items (39 pp)

Includes correspondence and photocopies of newspaper clippings. Includes information about the lack of Samoan representation at the Berlin Conference, a fraudulent affidavit, and the Samoan Battle

1889 April 29-30   [Box 2 F24]

49 items (310 pp)

Consists of correspondence, photocopies of clippings, the Protocol for the First Session of the Berlin Conference on Samoa, and a copy of Century Illustrated Magazine, which contains comments by Bates on the Samoan issue

1889 May 1-7   [Box 3 F25]

68 items (67 pp)

Consists of correspondence, photocopies of newspaper clippings, and the Protocol for the Second Session of the Conference. Includes a letter and copies of telegrams from James G. Blaine. One letter to Blaine from Bates discusses Bates' concern that Kasson is receiving secret instructions

1889 May 8-16   [Box 3 F26]

27 items (85 pp)

Includes correspondence, photocopies of newspaper clippings, the Protocol of the Third Session, and minutes from various subcommittees at the conference. Includes letters of instruction from James G. Blaine

1889 May 17-22   [Box 3 F27]

14 items (75 pp)

Includes correspondence, photocopies of newspaper clippings, the Protocol of the Fourth and Fifth Sessions, and minutes of sessions taken by Bates. . Includes letters from James G. Blaine with policy instruction from the President

1889 May 23-31   [Box 3 F28]

23 items (182 pp)

Includes correspondence, photocopies of newspaper clippings, a draft of Bates' remarks at the Sixth Session, Protocols for the Sixth and Seventh Sessions, photocopy of Bates' article, "Our Relations to Samoa," which appeared in The Century Magazine. Letters from James G. Blaine are included

1889 June 1-11   [Box 3 F29]

10 items (43 pp)

Includes correspondence, photocopies of newspaper clippings, the Protocol for the Seventh Session, and notes concerning a treaty. One letter from Bates to Blaine details his views which are at variance with those of the commission. Also includes letters from Blaine

1889 June 12-23 and [June]   [Box 3 F30]

17 items (113 pp)

Includes correspondence, photocopies of newspaper clippings, Protocols for the Eighth and Ninth Sessions, notes, and an abstract of correspondence between the U.S. Secretary of State and the U.S. commissioners to the Berlin Conference

1889 February-July   [Box 3 F31]

1 item (32 pp)

Consists of a scrapbook of clippings from the Samoa Times

1889 July-December   [Box 3 F32]

13 items (37 pp)

Includes correspondence, photocopies of newspaper clippings, and issues of the Tonga Government Blue Book

[1889]   [Box 3 F33]

11 items (36 pp)

Includes correspondence, a copy of the treaty which resulted from the 1889 Berlin Conference on Samoa, notes, subcommittee reports, and a map titled, "Speziale-Karte der Samoa-Inseln

[1889]   [Box 3 F34]

1 item (86 pp)

Consists of a printed report on Samoa with autograph notes

[1889]   [Box 4 F35]

1 item (80 pp)

Consists of the U.S. Commissioners to Berlin Report titled "Correspondence...Affairs in Samoa."

[1889]   [Box 4 F36]

5 items (38 pp)

Consists of correspondence, notes, and drafts of reports concerning the Berlin Conference

1890-1893, 1899 and 1916   [Box 4 F37]

13 items (37 pp)

Includes correspondence and photocopies of newspaper clippings. Includes a letter from James G. Blaine

[undated]   [Box 4 F38]

10 items (27 pp)

Includes notes, a cartoon about the Berlin Conference, and a copy of Bates' article, "American Intervention in the Pacific."

[undated]   [Box 4 F39]

29 items

Covers and Envelopes

Series II. Clippings , 1885-1916

The clippings in this series detail the developments of the political problems in Samoa and the public reporting on the 1889 Berlin Conference on Samoa. Photocopies of these clippings are also found in Series I.

1885-1889 April 24   [Box 5 F40]

56 items

1889 April 27-30   [Box 5 F41]

67 items

1889 April 9 and May 12.   [Box 5 F42]

2 items

1889 May   [Box 5 F43]

62 items

1889 June-September   [Box 5 F44]

4 items

1889 February-July   [Box 5 F45]

63 pp

Clippings from the Samoa Times

1890-1893, 1899, 1916   [Box 5 F46]

9 items

Series III. Photographs , 1886-1889

Consists of mounted and loose photographic portraits of the people and scenic views of Hawaii, Fiji, Pago Pago, and Samoa. Also included are photographs of diplomats at the 1889 Berlin Conference on Samoa

1871-1889 143 items

Includes photographs of Samoan King Malietoa, diplomats at the Berlin Conference, the Queen of Hawaii, Samoan women, Hawaiian and Samoan homes, a lava flow in 1871, views of Pago Pago and Fiji, Samoan Chief Asi, ships of the U.S. Navy, and various other persons and views. Most of the photographs have some labeling

Un-numbered portraits and unmounted images 13 items

Happy New Year [collage of images]   [Box 6A]

J. Davis, Photo. Samoa. On verso: Bates

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Port of Apia on the harbo[r]   [Box 6A]

M. & W. Garrett, Wilmington, Del. On verso: M & W Garrett / 720 Market St / Wilmington

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Fiti Akia [portrait]   [Box 6A]

On verso: From G.H. Bates. Wilmington, Del., 1889 February 1

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Seumanutafa [portrait]   [Box 6A]

On verso: Return to Mr. Geo. H. Bates, Wilmington, Del., 1889 February 1

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Malietoa [portrait]   [Box 6A]

On verso: Return to Mr. Geo. H. Bates, Wilmington, Del., 1889 February 1

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Malietoa [portrait]   [Box 6A]

On verso: From Geo. H. Bates, Wilmington, Del., 1889 February 1

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Shirley W. Baker [sp? portrait]   [Box 6A]

Hanna, 134 Queen Street, Auckland. On verso: Tonga, Oct 21/86

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[Otto von Bismarck, portrait]   [Box 6A]

am Arbeitstisch in Friedrichsruhe 27.12.86. Originalaufnahme v. A. Bockmann, Lübeck, ges geschützt, 1886

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[portrait]   [Box 6A]

Loescher & Petsch, Hof-Photographen S.M.D. Kaisers, Berlin, Leipzigerstrasse132, Atelier parterre.

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Charles S. Scott 18/6/89 [portrait]    [Box 6A]

Fritz Leyde & Co., Hofphotograph, Berlin N.W., Unter Den Linden 59

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John Bates Thurston [sp? portrait]   [Box 6A]

Taber, 8 Montgomery Street, Opposite the Palace and Grand Hotels, San Francisco. On verso: Geo. H. Bates, with Kindest regards from his colleague – "in factibus infidelium" – John Bates Thurston [sp?], July. 1887

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Nukualofa, Tonga. 183. Q.V.   [Box 6A]

On verso: G.T. Chapman, Bookseller & Stationer, Auckland

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Nukualofa, Tonga. 188. Q.V.   [Box 6A]

On verso: G.T. Chapman, Bookseller & Stationer, Auckland

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Numbered, mounted photographs 16 items

King’s Palace. Honolulu   [Box 6A 1]

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H.H..M. Kalakaua [portrait]   [Box 6A 2]

Verso of plate 1

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Queen of Hawaii [portrait]   [Box 6A 3]

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King’s Palace. Honolulu   [Box 6A 4]

Verso of plate 3

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Throne room, Palace. Honolulu   [Box 6A 5]

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New Government building. Honolulu   [Box 6A 6]

Verso of plate 5

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King Lunalilo [portrait]   [Box 6A 7]

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Royal Palms. Honolulu.   [Box 6A 8]

Verso of plate 7

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Ancient Hawaiian idol   [Box 6A 9]

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Date Palm Avenue. Honolulu, Hospital grounds.   [Box 6A 10]

Verso of plate 9

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Banana tree   [Box 6A 11]

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Residence of Hon. C.R. Bishop. Honolulu   [Box 6A 12]

Verso of plate 11

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Statue of Kamehaweha I. Honolulu   [Box 6A 13]

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Newman Avenue. Honolulu   [Box 6A 14]

Verso of plate 13

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Hula Dancers   [Box 6A 15]

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Hula Dancing girls   [Box 6A 16]

Verso of plate 15

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Numbered, mounted photographs 14 items

Bank of Bishop & Co.. Honolulu   [Box 6B 17]

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Honolulu from clock tower   [Box 6B 18]

Verso of plate 17

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Hawaiian Hotel – Honolulu   [Box 6B 19]

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Residence of John H. Paty - Honolulu   [Box 6B 20]

Verso of plate 19

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Residence of John H. Paty - family group   [Box 6B 21]

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View from North chamber window of the Paty’s residence    [Box 6B 22]

Verso of plate 21

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View from East chamber window of Mr. Paty’s home   [Box 6B 23]

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Grove cottage near Honolulu. Maruana Valley   [Box 6B 24]

Verso of plate 23

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Residence of Princess Ruth. Hawaii   [Box 6B 25]

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Coconut grove, Weikiki   [Box 6B 26]

Verso of plate 25

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Kailuaua Falls   [Box 6B 27]

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Kalewauwau. The house of the everlasting fire   [Box 6B 28]

Verso of plate 27

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Kilauea Crater in eruption   [Box 6B 29]

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Lava flow , 1871   [Box 6B 30]

Verso of plate 29

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Numbered, mounted photographs 73 items

2612 - Apia - Samoa - From the Sea   [Box 6C 31]

Burton Bros., Dunedin. Copyright Series

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2613 - Apia - Samoa - From the Sea   [Box 6C 31]

Burton Bros., Dunedin. Copyright Series

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2614 - Apia - Samoa - From the Sea   [Box 6C 32]

Verso of Plate 31. Burton Bros., Dunedin. Copyright Series

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2615 - Apia - Samoa - From the Sea   [Box 6C 32]

Verso of Plate 31. Burton Bros., Dunedin. Copyright Series

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2616 - Apia - Samoa - From the Sea   [Box 6C 33]

Burton Bros., Dunedin. Copyright Series

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2617 - Apia - Samoa - From the Sea   [Box 6C 33]

Burton Bros., Dunedin. Copyright Series

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Fiti, Maid of the Village at Apia Samoa   [Box 6C 34]

Verso of plate 33

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Portrait of two Samoan men   [Box 6C 35a]

J.R. Bates, Wilmington, Del.

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Portrait of Samoan woman   [Box 6C 35b]

J.R. Bates, Wilmington, Del.

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Portrait of Samoan woman, "Faapia"   [Box 6C 35c]

J.R. Bates, Wilmington, Del.

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Portrait of Samoan woman   [Box 6C 35d]

J.R. Bates, Wilmington, Del.

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2646 - Samoan house, Apia. Kawa making   [Box 6C 36a]

Burton Bros., Dunedin. Copyright Series

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2661 - Samoan village, Pango - Pango   [Box 6C 36b]

Burton Bros., Dunedin. Copyright Series

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2726 - Banyan Tree, Mua, Tongatabu   [Box 6C 36c]

Verso of plate 36a and 36b. Burton Bros., Dunedin. Copyright Series

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Samoan hut and children   [Box 6C 37a]

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Samoan hut   [Box 6C 37b]

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Samoan huts   [Box 6C 37c]

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Copra Making   [Box 6C 37d]

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House of King Malietoa   [Box 6C 38]

Verso of plate 37

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Interior of a Samoan Hut. Pago Pago   [Box 6C 39]

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Group, Honolulu   [Box 6C 40a]

Verso of plate 39

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Capt Hamilton’s picnic to the officers of the U.S.S Mohican and the H.M.S Miranda. Samoa   [Box 6C 40b]

Verso of plate 39

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U.S. flag raised over the Samoan flag , 1886   [Box 6C 41a]

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Street in Apia, Samoa   [Box 6C 41b]

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Street in Apia, Samoa   [Box 6C 41c]

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Harbor of Pago Pago. U.S coal pile at the left   [Box 6C 42]

Verso of plate 41

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Harbor of Pago Pago   [Box 6C 43]

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Mauga, Head chief of the island of Tutuila, Samoa   [Box 6C 44a]

Verso of plate 43

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Samoan maiden, with fine mat, their most valuable possession   [Box 6C 44b]

Verso of plate 43

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Samoan hut   [Box 6C 44c]

Verso of plate 43

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Samoan chief, Asi   [Box 6C 45a]

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Asi’s daughter. Faapeia   [Box 6C 45b]

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Samoan village   [Box 6C 45c]

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Cocoanut Trees   [Box 6C 46a]

"Samoan Views". Verso of plate 45

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Cocoanut tree   [Box 6C 46b]

"Samoan Views". Verso of plate 45

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Cocoanut Grove   [Box 6C 46c]

"Samoan Views". Verso of plate 45

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Bridge near Apia   [Box 6C 46d]

"Samoan Views". Verso of plate 45

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Two Samoan men: Maliepoa anohis, Tuapali or talking man   [Box 6C 47a]

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Samoan hut   [Box 6C 47b]

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Samoan Canoes   [Box 6C 47c]

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Samoan women Bathing   [Box 6C 47d]

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Samoan Canoes alongside the U.S.S Mohican   [Box 6C 47e]

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Samoan woman   [Box 6C 48a]

"Samoan Women". Verso of plate 47

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Samoan woman   [Box 6C 48b]

"Samoan Women". Verso of plate 47

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Samoan woman   [Box 6C 48c]

"Samoan Women". Verso of plate 47

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Samoan woman   [Box 6C 48d]

"Samoan Women". Verso of plate 47

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Samoan woman   [Box 6C 48e]

"Samoan Women". Verso of plate 47

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Samoan woman, Faatulia, wife of Seumanatafa   [Box 6C 48f]

"Samoan Women". Verso of plate 47

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Samoan woman   [Box 6C 48g]

"Samoan Women". Verso of plate 47

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Samoan woman   [Box 6C 48h]

"Samoan Women". Verso of plate 47

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2619 - Apia - Samoa   [Box 6C 47a]

Large portion of image cut out. Burton Bros. Dunedin. Copyright Series

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Portrait of a Samoan woman   [Box 6C 47b]

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Portrait of a Samoan woman   [Box 6C 47c]

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Portrait of two Samoan men   [Box 6C 47d]

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Samoan woman   [Box 6C 48a]

Verso of plate 47

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Samoan man, Malietoa   [Box 6C 48b]

Verso of plate 47

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Samoan woman   [Box 6C 48c]

Verso of plate 47

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Samoan woman   [Box 6C 48d]

Verso of plate 47

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Samoan woman   [Box 6C 48e]

Verso of plate 47

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Samoan woman   [Box 6C 48f]

Verso of plate 47

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Samoan woman   [Box 6C 48g]

Verso of plate 47

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Samoan woman   [Box 6C 48h]

Verso of plate 47

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Samoan man   [Box 6C 48i]

Verso of plate 47

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Ko Ene Afio, Ko Kigi Jioaji Tubou, King George of Tonga   [Box 6C 49]

Print, Wilsons & Horton, Auckland

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2720 - Tongan Woman, Nukualofa   [Box 6C 50a]

Verso of plate 49. Burton Bros., Dunedin. Copyright Series

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2724 - Tongan girls   [Box 6C 50b]

Verso of plate 49. Burton Bros., Dunedin. Copyright Series

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2709 - At the Palace of Nukualofa, Tongatabu: Princess Salote Mafileo, Daughter of King George, Princess Anazien, Daughter of the King, Jiaogi Fatafehi, Governor of Hadaii   [Box 6C 51]

Burton Bros., Dunedin. Copyright Series

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2681 - Wesleyen Church- Neiafu, Vavau, Tonga   [Box 6C 52a]

Verso of plate 51. Burton Bros., Dunedin. Copyright Series

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2695 - Neiafu, Vavua, Tonga   [Box 6C 52b]

Verso of plate 51. Burton Bros., Dunedin. Copyright Series

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2707 - Nukualofa, Tongatabu   [Box 6C 53a]

Burton Bros., Dunedin. Copyright Series

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2700 - Nukualofa, Tongatabu, From Zion   [Box 6C 53b]

Burton Bros., Dunedin. Copyright Series

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2716 - R.C. Mission, Tonagatabu   [Box 6C 54a]

Verso of plate 53. Burton Bros., Dunedin. Copyright Series

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2704 - Tubou College, Nukualofa, Tongatabu   [Box 6C 54b]

Verso of plate 53. Burton Bros., Dunedin. Copyright Series

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Numbered, mounted photographs 28 items

2698 - "Zion," Nukualofa, Tonga   [Box 6D 55a]

Burton Bros., Dunedin. Copyright Series

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2710 - A German merchant’s, Funcalor, Tongatabu   [Box 6D 55b]

Burton Bros., Dunedin. Copyright Series

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2699 - Nukualofa, Tongatabu, Form "Zion"   [Box 6D 56a]

Verso of plate 55. Burton Bros., Dunedin. Copyright Series

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2715 - Near Nukualofa, Tongatabu   [Box 6D 56b]

Verso of plate 55. Burton Bros., Dunedin. Copyright Series

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2721 - A Tongan Belle   [Box 6D 57]

Burton Bros., Dunedin. Copyright Series

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2713 - Houses of Europeans, Tongatabu   [Box 6D 58a]

Verso of plate 57. Burton Bros., Dunedin. Copyright Series

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2701 - Kualofa, Tongatabu   [Box 6D 58b]

Verso of plate 57. Burton Bros., Dunedin. Copyright Series

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Tongan Dance   [Box 6D 59]

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Tongan view   [Box 6D 60]

Verso of plate 59

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U.S.S Mohican, Neiafu, Vavau, Tonga Islands   [Box 6D 61]

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U.S.S Mohican from the hill behind Neiafu, Vavau, Tonga Islands   [Box 6D 62]

Verso of plate 61

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The U.S.S Mohican in the Habor of Neiafu, Vavau, Tonga Islands   [Box 6D 63]

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[Grave of Michael H. McAdams, 1868-1886]   [Box 6D 66a]

Verso of plate 63

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Views of the grave of a naval apprentice who fell from the Royal Yard of the Mohican and was killed in the harbor of Neiafu, Vavau, Tonga Islands   [Box 6D 66b]

Verso of plate 63

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Pool, Fiji   [Box 6D 67]

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Tara Plantation, Fiji   [Box 6D 70]

Verso of plate 67

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Sunset view, Fiji   [Box 6D 71a]

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Human sacrifice stones, Fiji, commemorating the human bodies of which part were eaten by Ra Hudre Hudre Chief of Ruke Suke. Each stone represents one. He had reached 872 when he died. His son tried to exceed the number and had reached 40.   [Box 6D 71b]

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Levuka, Fiji   [Box 6D 72]

Verso of plate 71

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Mormon Baptism, Tahiti   [Box 6D 73a]

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Sunset view, Tahiti   [Box 6D 73b]

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Papeiti, Tahiti   [Box 6D 74a]

Verso of plate 73

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View in Tahiti   [Box 6D 74b]

Verso of plate 73

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House of the Justice Gillies, near Auckland, NZ   [Box 6D 75a]

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Park of the Justice Gillies, near Aucklnad, NZ   [Box 6D 75b]

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Views in the Garden of the Justice Gillies, Auckland, NZ   [Box 6D 76a]

Verso of plate 75

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Meryta Sinclairii (sp?), Mr. Justice Gillies Garden, Rockalnd … Auckland   [Box 6D 76b]

Verso of plate 75

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Landscape view from the house of the Justice Gellies, Auckland NZ   [Box 6D 77]

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Series IV. Newspapers and Magazines , 1887-1893 14 items

Includes issues of Samoa Times, City Argus of San Francisco, Wasp, Uber Land und Meer, Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, English & American Register, Galignani's Messenger, and National-Zeitung

Issues of the Samoa Times

1877 December 1

1889 February 9

1889 February 16

1889 February 23

1889 April 27

Other newspapers and magazines

City Argus (San Francisco) , 1889 March 16

Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, 1889 March 23

Wasp, 1889 March 30

National-Zeitung, 1889 May 10

English & American Register, 1889 May 11

Galignani's Messenger, 1889 July 10

Harper's Weekly, 1893 July 15

Vol. 62 #30 Uber Land und Meer

Vol. 62 #35 Uber Land und Meer