Albert Shelby Willis Letter Book,1893-1895

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Albert Shelby Willis Letter Book,1893-1895
Willis, Albert Shelby, 1843-1897
1 v.
Carlisle, John Griffin, 1835-1910.
Gresham, Walter Quintin, 1832-1895.
Hawaii-- Foreign relations-- United States.
Hawaii-- History-- 1893-1900-- Sources.
Hawaii-- Politics and government-- 1893-1898-- Sources.
Liliuokalani, Queen of Hawaii, 1838-1917.
Sanford, Dole.
United States-- Foreign relations-- Hawaii-- Sources.
United States-- Foreign relations-- 1865-1898-- Sources.
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Louisville lawyer, U.S. congressman, and diplomat. Diplomatic correspondence of Willis while U.S. minister to Hawaii, with Walter Q. Gresham, U.S. secretary of state, concerning relations between Hawaii and the United States following the revolution in Hawaii and during the provisional government. Willis offers his opinions and observations of Sanford Dole, the provisional government and its members, annexation, and the mood of the inhabitants of the islands. Gresham's letters state President Grover Cleveland's position and attitude toward Dole, the provisional government, annexation, and Queen Liliuokalani, instruct Willis how to deal with the queen, the people, the provisional government, and Sanford Dole. Card index in repository