Kahn - General History

The materials below represent various historical accounts, including Jules Remy’s Histoire de L’Archipel Havaiien, the French translation of Ka Mooolelo Hawaii (The History of Hawaii), first printed in Lahainaluna in 1838. It also includes Queen Liliʻuokalani’s famous Hawaii’s Story by Hawaii’s Queen, which was published in 1898. The Kahn collection contains many rare historical materials, and the selection below is just a fraction of what is available.

Please click on the following links to access this digitized collection.

  • "Account of the Sandwich Islands" in The Gentleman's Magazine (1824), English, 5/1
  • James J. Jarves, History of the Hawaiian or Sandwich Islands (1844), English, 5/80
  • Jules Remy, Ka Mooolelo Hawaii - Histoire de L'Archipel Havaiien (1862), French, 9/115
  • Rufus Anderson, The Hawaiian Islands: Their Progress and Condition Under Missionary Labors (1864), English, 6/12
  • Manley Hopkins, Hawaii: The Past, Present, and Future of Its Island-Kingdom (1869), English, 5/70
  • James Jackson Jarves, History of the Hawaiian Islands (1872), English, 5/83
  • "The Second Interregnum: A Complete Resume of Events from the Death to the Burial of His Late Majesty Lunalilo (Mar. 3, 1874), English, 5/146
  • Liliuokalani, Hawaii's Story by Hawaii's Queen (1898), English, 5/106
  • Joseph K. Goodrich, The Coming Hawaii (1914), English, 5/55
  • William R. Castle, Jr., Hawaii Past and Present (1916), English, 5/26
  • Ralph S. Kuykendall, Hawaiian Diplomatic Correspondence in the Bureau of Indexes and Archives of the Department of State (1926), English, 5/99
  • Hawaii Library Association, Official Publications of the Territory of Hawaii: 1900-1959 (1962), English, 42/43