Walter Murray Gibson diaries

Walter Murray Gibson diaries

Dates: 1886-1887

Holograph diaries which give daily accounts of activities in Maui, including cabinet meetings, interactions with Claus Spreckels, the financial supporter of Gibson's government, association with King Kalakaua, visits to Mother Marianne of Molokai at the convent at Kakaako on Maui, the Hawaiian revolution of 1887 in which Gibson was ousted from office and exiled, and the breach of promise suit brought against Gibson by Flora St. Clair, whom he had allegedly promised to marry.

  • Extent: 2 v. 500 p.
  • Creator: Gibson, Walter Murray
  • Call Number: MSS SC 47
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84606;
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
Languages and Scripts
Materials are in English.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Walter Murray Gibson diaries must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS SC 47; Walter Murray Gibson diaries; 19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS SC 47, LTPSC.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Gwynn Barrett; 1974.
Subject Terms
Catholic Church--Missions--Hawaii; Kalakaua, David, King of Hawaii, 1836-1891; Marianne, of Molokai, Mother, 1838-1918; Spreckels, Claus, 1828-1908; St. Clair, Flora Howard; Hawaii--History--To 1893; Hawaii--Politics and government--To 1893; International Relations; Leprosy--Hospitals--Hawaii; Politics, Government, and Law
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Walter Murray Gibson diaries
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This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2010-10-05T08:32-0600
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Biographical/Historical note

Mormon apostate and Prime Minister of Hawaii, 1882-1887.

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Ryan Lee
Curator - 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts