April 8, 1893 Receipt for Girls at Kawaiahaʻo Seminary Supported by the Liliʻuokalani Educational Society

Hawaiʻi State Archives, Queen Liliʻuokalani Collection M93.01-2-18-113j https://digitalarchives.hawaii.gov/item/ark:70111/1FMh

Liliʻuokalani, as both Princess and Queen, was a longtime patron of Kawaiahaʻo Seminary. In 1883 she placed her hānai daughter, Lydia Aholo, at the boarding school and also personally sponsored several of her retainers’ daughters there. In 1886, Princess Liliʻuokalani founded the Liliʻuokalani Educational Society, Ahahui Hoʻonaʻauao Liliʻuokalani. For almost a decade, it supported the education of students at the Seminary and at other educational institutions in the Kingdom. Look for future blog posts on the Ahahui Hoʻonaʻauao Liliʻuokalani. (search using the category or tag: Liliʻuokalani Educational Society).

Additionally, today (September 2, 2021) in celebration of the Queen’s birthday the Hawaiʻi State Archives announced that “her Majesty’s entire paper manuscript collection is now accessible online, for free, on the Digital Archives of Hawaiʻi. This amazing feat of digitization for access was made possible through generous funding from the Liliʻuokalani Trust. Over 20,000 digital images, in high resolution and full color, offer an unprecedented view of her life.” You can read HSA’s full announcement and access the links to their digital archives at https://ags.hawaii.gov/blog/hsa-news/m93-lili%ca%bbuokalani-manuscript-collection-now-online/

The 20 girls at Kawaiahaʻo Seminary whose tuition was supported by the Liliʻuokalani Educational Society in April 1893.

Family NameFirst Name
AeaMary
AhiaLizzie
AlapaiEsther
AlapaiLily
BeckleyViolet
HookanoMary
KahanuuAbbie
KahanuuHelen
KaheleEsther
KalamaMary
KalamokuEllen
KapioleilaniBella
KeamokuMiriam
KekoaMary
KinneyOra
NapuaNamaka
ParkerMinnie
PuuhouMaria
RogersRose
SheldonAnnie

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