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. Memoirs of the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum . THE LADY FRANKLIN CAPE. A very beautiful cape given by King Alexander Liholiho (Kamehameha IV) in1861 to Lady Jane Franklin who in her tireless search for traces of her lost husband cameto these islands in hope of gathering from the hardy whalers then frequenting our harborsin the winter season some tidings of possible relics of Sir John Franklins expeditionthat might be noticed in their summer visits to the Arctic seas. Public sympathy wasexcited strongly and the king noted his by the gift of this much-prized cape. On thedeath of Lady Franklin (

. Memoirs of the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum . THE LADY FRANKLIN CAPE. A very beautiful cape given by King Alexander Liholiho (Kamehameha IV) in1861 to Lady Jane Franklin who in her tireless search for traces of her lost husband cameto these islands in hope of gathering from the hardy whalers then frequenting our harborsin the winter season some tidings of possible relics of Sir John Franklins expeditionthat might be noticed in their summer visits to the Arctic seas. Public sympathy wasexcited strongly and the king noted his by the gift of this much-prized cape. On thedeath of Lady Franklin ( Stock Photo
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. Memoirs of the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum . THE LADY FRANKLIN CAPE. A very beautiful cape given by King Alexander Liholiho (Kamehameha IV) in1861 to Lady Jane Franklin who in her tireless search for traces of her lost husband cameto these islands in hope of gathering from the hardy whalers then frequenting our harborsin the winter season some tidings of possible relics of Sir John Franklins expeditionthat might be noticed in their summer visits to the Arctic seas. Public sympathy wasexcited strongly and the king noted his by the gift of this much-prized cape. On thedeath of Lady Franklin (July 18, 1875) the cape was bequeathed to Mr. G. B. Austen 1 Thirty-nine relief expeditions were sent out from England and America in search of the missing expedition between1847 and 1857, five of them by Lady Franklin, the last of her sending the yacht Fox in 1857, Captain Leopold McClin-tock, found proof of the utter destruction of the expedition, and it was learned that Franklin died June 11, 1847. Mi Moll;-, lil-iuir Iimii > • Nil. THE LADY FRANKLIN CAPE. CLOAK IN DRESDEN MUSEUM. 20 Lefroy from whom the Museum purchased it in 1909. It was sent on approval that wemight assure ourselves of its excellent condition. Packed with great care and as pro-tection on the long sea voyage it was soldered in a tin case. It was in a time of peaceand there were no censors. The officials in San Fraucisco tore open the case (as theyhad perhaps the right and certainly the power), assessed a duty of $14.60, and withoutrestoring the packing sent it on two thousand miles farther by sea. As objects for thisMuseum are exempt from duty the Government corrected the mistake of its customsofficer and refunded the money. Even a democratic Government is not always efficient!

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