Ali'i Letters

The "Ali'i Letters Project" is a digital exhibit by the Hawaiian Mission Houses Historic Site and Archives curated in collaboration with Awaiaulu Foundation and Awaiaulu Executive Director, Puakea Nogelmeier. This exhibit is a product of a project that digitized, transcribed, translated, and annotated over 200 letters written by 33 Ali'i.

The letters in this exhibit span the years 1823-1887 and have been selected from three different instutitions; the ABCFM Collection held by Harvard’s Houghton Library, the Hawaiian Evangelical Association Archives of the Hawaii Conference-United Church of Christ, and the Hawaiian Mission Children’s Society.

For more information about the project, go to Awaiaulu Foundations website.

Video of a presentation about the project held at Kamehameha Schools, Kapālama campus, view here.

To begin the exhibit, click "Beretane - Ali`i Letters" to the right of the screen.