Hawaii. STALEY, Thomas Nettleship, Bishop of Honolulu. 12921



Autograph Letter Signed ‘T.M.Honolulu’, to the Revd. W.B.Pusey, about the train times for the visit by Staley and his wife to Pusey at Maidstone. 2 pp. 7 x 4½ inches, small thin at centre fold, otherwise good. 71 Cambridge St., 30 May, no year given, probably 1862, watermark 1860. Thomas Nettleship Staley (1823–1898), first Anglican Bishop of Honolulu. He was appointed by John Bird Sumner, the Archbishop of Canterbury, and consecrated on 15 December 1861, at the suggestion of Samuel Wilberforce and Queen Victoria, as the church’s first bishop of the Kingdom of Hawaii. He and his wife departed on 17 August 1862 and arrived in Honolulu in October 1862, a few weeks after the death of Albert, Prince of Hawaii, the only son of King Kamehameha IV and Queen Emma Kaleleon lani Na ea.