The young Princes Edward #Keliiahonui and Jonah #Kalanianaole, along with Master Thomas Cummins (son of John Cummins), left by the Alameda steamship to complete their education at St. Matthew’s Hall in San Mateo, California. They would join David #Kawananakoa, who had enrolled in the fall of 1884. They were part of the Hawaiian’s studying abroad program, which sent the Princes (heirs to the throne) and others abroad to complete their education.
First photo: Thomas Cummins.
Second photo: Piikoi brothers (Kalanianaole is on the left, Kawananakoa is seated, and Keliiahonui is on the right)
⇣Olelo Hawaii Translation⇣
Ua haalele na Kamalii Kane o Edward Keliiahonui laua o Jonah Kalanianaole me ke keikikane a John Cummins oia hoi o Thomas Cummins e holomua i ke ao ana ma ka hale o St. Matthew i San Mateo, Kaleponi. I laila no i hui pu lakou me David Kawananakoa oiai ua hoomaka oia maia kula i ke kau haule lau i ka makahiki 1884. O na Kamalii Kane kekahi o na kanaka Hawaii i pili me ka papa hoike ma ka aina e, e hoopau i ka lakou hoonaauao.