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Papers of the Hawaiian government, 1848-circa 1881

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS JM/L4

Scope and Contents

Copies of documents by or concerning the Hawaiian government, including laws, regulations and directives; treaties with other nations; and notices, circulars and proclamations. Most of the papers involve Robert Crichton Wyllie, the Hawaiian Minister of Foreign Relations. The majority are printed, and some are in Hawaiian.


  • 1848-circa 1881

Conditions Governing Access

Access to the collection is subject to special conditions and is at the discretion of Matheson & Co. Ltd, part of the Jardine Matheson Group. A statement of the conditions and an application form are available in the Manuscripts Reading Room. Printed copies of the form are available by post (please contact the University Library). An electronic version can also be found at

Records described in the catalogue as being in a bad condition are in a fragile state that precludes them being made available to readers.

Access to some records may be restricted under the terms of the Data Protection Act, 1998.


1 envelope(s) (1 envelope)

Language of Materials



Immediate Source of Acquisition

All but the last document were part of a set of documents labelled 'Hawaiin Govt [sic.], official circulars & papers, sent by re Wyllie, etc 1848/64' (the label has been retained).

Related Materials

Hawaiian consulate papers can be found in L5; Hawaiian newspapers can by found in L10.


Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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