This is a transcription of a letter from Sara White Lee to Lili'uokalani, undated, Bishop Museum Archives, MS MC Liliuokalani, Box 1.47. I cannot show a reproduction or copy of the letter on my blog without written permission from the Bishop Museum, which was quite a process I outlined last year in this blog entryhttp://nutfieldgenealogy.blogspot.com/2010/12/wedding-wednesday-another-royal-wedding.html As a private archive, the Bishop Museum has strict rules about the images in its collection.
Sara White Lee was a very interesting person. I previously blogged about her at this link http://nutfieldgenealogy.blogspot.com/2010/05/amanuensis-monday-boston-press-reports.html In this post I transcribed a newsclipping, and it describes how Sara stood up at a social event in Boston to defend Queen Lili'uokalani against some racist remarks and some anti-Hawaiian sentiment being expressed in the Boston newspapers. She was a very brave woman, and although she risked ridicule she stood up for the Queen and made her anti-annexation views well known.
Although she was a socialite, and a member of many organizations like Daughters of the Revolution, the New England Historic Genealogical Society, and frequently in the social pages of the Boston newspaper, I have never seen a photograph of Sarah White Lee.
Copyright 2012, Heather Wilkinson Rojo