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Joseph Oliver Carter Papers: Finding Aid
mssHM 76530-76710  
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Description
This collection primarily contains correspondence written to Hawaiian journalist, diplomat, and financier Joseph Oliver Carter (1835-1909). Most of the collection is about Queen Liliuokalani, her property and finances, and politics in Hawaii including the 1893 revolution and its consequences for Carter, Hawaiian annexation by the United States, the Hawaiian government and royalty.
Background
Joseph Oliver Carter, Jr. (1835-1909), journalist, public official, diplomat, financier and philanthropist, was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, on December 20, 1835, to Captain Joseph Oliver Carter and Hannah Lord. Carter attended school in Boston at an early age. After returning to Hawaii in 1847, he finished school and began employment with A. B. Howe in Honolulu. He later worked as a clerk in the post office and became associated with H. M. Whitney, a dealer in books and a cotton grower in Hawaii. Carter then began working for the Pacific Commercial Advertiser until 1872 when he was elected to the Hawaiian Legislature. He was appointed Registrar of Public Accounts in 1874, after having been financier to prominent families in Hawaii. In 1880 he went back to business life becoming cashier and correspondent for C. Brewer & Co. In 1891, he became president of the company.
Extent
199 items in 4 boxes
Restrictions
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