Julia Grant World Tour Photographs

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Portrait of Kalakua, King of Hawaii in uniform seated with four other men and holding sword

Biography

King Kalakaua was the last king of Hawaii. His reign lasted from 1874-1891. The Kingdom of Hawaii was not included in Grants' world tour. An invitation from King Kalakaua was sent to Japan where Grant was spending the last days of his world tour. As the Grants would be traveling home across the pacific, King Kalakaua suggested Grant and his party make a stop in Hawaii. Grant thanked the King for his invitation but explained as the arrangements for the return trip to the United States were uncertain at the time, he was unable to make any commitments. When the time came to end the world tour and return home, Grant and his party sailed straight from Yokohama, Japan to San Francisco. A year later, while Grant was visiting Mexico, the King of Hawaii sent another invitation. This time General Grant made the excuse that the ladies in his party brought too much baggage preventing them from making extensive journeys.

Donor

Ulysses Grant Dietz

Studio

Bradley and Rulofso, 129 Montgomery Street, San Fransico

Date

1877

Object Type

Image

Format (Original)

Cabinet Card

Format (Digital)

PDF

Physical ID

Grant_World_Tour_041

Digital ID

Grant_World_Tour_041

Digital Publisher

Mississippi State University Libraries (electronic version).

Repository

Ulysses S. Grant Presidential Library, Mississippi State University Libraries.

Rights

Copyright protected by Mississippi State University Libraries. Use of materials from this collection beyond the exceptions provided for in the Fair Use and Educational Use clauses of the U.S. Copyright Law may violate federal law. Permission to publish or reproduce is required.

Contact Information

For more information on the contents of this collection, email usgpresidentiallibrary@library.msstate.edu.

Kalakua, King of Hawaii

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