Lot 465Princess Keelikolani, Document Signed "R. Keelikolani" along with second husband "Isaac Y. Davis", 1860 document for sale of land parcel on Kau, Hawaii; some bleaching, F.-V.F. and scarce.
Estimate $1,500 - 2,000.
A RARE DOCUMENT SIGNED BY PRICESS KEELIKOLANI ALONG WITH HER SECOND HUSBAND ISAAC Y. DAVIS.
Ruth Keelikolani (1826-83), was a member of the Kamehameha family, the founding dynasty of the Kingdom of Hawaii. She served as Royal Governor of the Island of Hawaii, and also godmother to Princess Kaiulani. As primary heir to the Kamehameha family, Ruth became a landholder of what would become the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Estate funding the Kamehameha Schools. Unlike most of the rest of the royal family, Keelikolani retained traditional Hawaiian cultural practices.
Lot 466Princess Keelikolani, Medcalf #2, 2-7/8" x 4¼" Royal Dance Invitation Card with Gold crown and border with purple printed writing for February 10, 1882 Royal Ball at her residence Kaakopua, to Miss Josie Barnard; central fold, accompanied by original fancy embossed 3¾"x5" envelope, torn upon opening, F.-V.F., Medcalf $2,500.
Estimate $1,000 - 1,500.
AN EXCEPTIONALLY RARE PRINCESS RUTH KELIKOLANI ROYAL DANCE INVITATION.
The invitation was for a ball for selected guests was held on Thursday, and a Grand Ball on Friday, Feb. 10, 1882. The envelope has a fancy flap in which invitations to Princess Ruth's home completion luau and balls were sent, and is the only recorded example of this envelope.
Illustrated in Medcalf Hawaiian Royal Stationery and Correspondence Catalog (page 37).