TABLE OF CONTENTS


Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents of the Papers

Arrangement of the Papers

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Detailed Description of the Collection

Outline Index of Collection ~

Genealogical Material ~

Family Records ~

Family Photographs ~

Letters and Miscellaneous Papers ~

NON-LETTER MATERIAL ~


Letters and Papers of Alexander and Baldwin Families (in Hawaii)

A Finding Aid for the Letters and Papers of Alexander and Baldwin Families (in Hawaii)



Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hawaiian Mission Houses Historic Site and Archives
Creator: Hawaiian Mission Houses Historic Site and Archives
Title: Letters and Papers of Alexander and Baldwin Families (in Hawaii)
Dates: 1824-1926
Extent: 10 ft.
Abstract: Letters, papers, diaries, records, scrapbooks, miscellany of the families of the Rev. William Patterson Alexander (1805-1884) and the Rev. Dr. Dwight Baldwin (1798-1886).
Collection ID: MS-01
Location: Hawaiian Mission Houses Historic Site and Archives, Vault

Biographical Note

Both William Patterson Alexander (1805-1884) and Dwight Baldwin (1798-1886) were missionary settlers in the Hawaiian Islands. In 1831, Dr. Dwight Baldwin and Charlotte Fowler Baldwin were sent by the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions (ABCFM) as medical missionaries to the Sandwich (Hawaiian) Islands. In 1832, Rev. William Alexander and Mary McKinney Alexander arrived. Their sons Samuel Thomas Alexander (1836-1904) and Henry Perrine Baldwin (1842-1911) would meet in Lahaina, Maui in 1843. The two became close childhood friends that would later develop a sugar-growing partnership known as Alexander and Baldwin, Inc.

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Scope and Contents of the Papers

This collection of letters, papers, diaries, records, scrapbooks, and miscellany documents the Alexander and Baldwin families' experience as 19th century missionary settlers and provides us with a perspective on several key historical events in Hawaii.

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Arrangement of the Papers

Outline Index of Collection
Genealogical Material
Family Records
Family Photographs
Letters and Miscellaneous Papers

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access:

The Letters and Papers of the Alexander and Baldwin Family (in Hawaii) are open for research. All requests for permission to republish or quote from the manuscript collections must be submitted in writing to the Mission Houses Museum.

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Related Material

Researchers desiring materials about related persons, subjects or document types should search the Mission Houses Museum Library catalog using the index terms shown below.

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Index Terms

Personal Names

Baldwin, Dwight, 1798-1886
Alexander, William Patterson, 1805-1884
Liliuokalani, Queen of Hawaii, 1838-1917

Corporate Names

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Subjects

Missionaries --Hawaii --Correspondence.
Missionaries--United States --Correspondence.
Missions--Hawaii.

Document Types

diaries
black-and-white photographs
genealogical tables
personal correspondence

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Item, Folder title, Letters and Papers of Alexander and Baldwin Families (in Hawaii), Collections of the Hawaiian Mission Houses Historic Site and Archives.

Acquisition Information

The Letters and Papers of Alexander and Baldwin Families collection (in Hawaii) is a gift from DeWitt Alexander, William P. Alexander, and Mary Alexander Smith. (June 14, 1963)

Processing Information:

The Letters and Papers of the Alexander and Baldwin Families (in Hawaii) collection was processed by Gordon Smith and Staff Librarian, Sophie J. Cluff.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

The following section contains a detailed listing of the materials in the collection.

Outline Index of Collection ~

Folder

Outline Index of Collection ~ 1
Genealogical Material ~

Folder

Alexander and McKinney Families ~ 2
Baldwin and Fowler Families ~ 3-4
Family Records ~

Folder

Rev. and Mrs. W.P. Alexander ~ ?-1911 5
Rev. and Mrs. Dwight Baldwin ~ ?-1904 5
Family Photographs ~~

Folder

Family Photographs ~ 6-9
Letters and Miscellaneous Papers ~

 Folder 

By: PARENTS, BROTHERS, SISTERS, etc. of Rev. and Mrs. W.P. Alexander ~ 1824-1907

10-29
By: PARENTS, BROTHERS, SISTERS, etc. of Dr. and Mrs. Dwight Baldwin ~ 1827-1904

30-39
By: REV. WILLIAM PATTERSON ALEXANDER To: Parents, brothers, sisters, etc., living in the U.S. ~ 1833-1884
40-41
By: REV. WILLIAM PATTERSON ALEXANDER To: WIFE: (Mary Ann McKinney) Alexander ~ 1831-1876
42-50
By: REV. WILLIAM PATTERSON ALEXANDER To: CHILDREN: William De Witt Alexander, James, Sam, Henry M.,
Charles, Mary J., Abigail (Baldwin) Alexander (daughter-in-law), William Douglas Alexander (grandson) ~ 1850-1884
51-73
By: REV. WILLIAM PATTERSON ALEXANDER To: Dr. Dwight Baldwin ~ 1841-1869
74-77
By: REV. WILLIAM PATTERSON ALEXANDER To:Non-Family ~ 1831-1879
78-80
REV. WILLIAM PATTERSON ALEXANDER Miscellaneous Papers ~ 1825-1881
81-103
To: Rev. WILLAM PATTERSON ALEXANDER By: Non-Family ~ 1831-1879

104-108
By: MARY ANN (McKinney) ALEXANDER (Mrs. Wm. P. Alexander) To: HUSBAND ~ 1841-1859
109
By: MARY ANN (McKinney) ALEXANDER (Mrs. Wm. P. Alexander) To: CHILDREN: William D. Alexander and
Abigail ~ Many undated
110-119
By: MARY ANN (McKinney) ALEXANDER (Mrs. Wm. P. Alexander) To: CHILDREN: James and Lottie ~ Many undated
120
By: MARY ANN (McKinney) ALEXANDER (Mrs. Wm. P. Alexander) To: CHILDREN: Arthur C. Alexander (grandson)
~ Many undated
121
By: MARY ANN (McKinney) ALEXANDER (Mrs. Wm. P. Alexander) To: Dr. Dwight Baldwin ~ 1851
122
By: MARY ANN (McKinney) ALEXANDER (Mrs. Wm. P. Alexander) To: Non-Family ~ 1835-1886
123
MARY ANN (McKinney) ALEXANDER (Mrs. Wm. P. Alexander) Reminiscences ~
124
To: MARY ANN (McKinney) ALEXANDER (Mrs. Wm. P. Alexander) By: Non-Family ~ 1830-1865

125-128
By: DR. DWIGHT BALDWIN To: WIFE: (Charlotte Fowler) Baldwin ~ 1835-1844
129-130
By: DR. DWIGHT BALDWIN To: CHILDREN: Abigail and William D. Alexander ~ 1844-1882
131-148
By: DR. DWIGHT BALDWIN To: CHILDREN: D. Dwight, Henry, Emily, Harriet ~ 1844-1882
149
By: DR. DWIGHT BALDWIN To: SISTER (Sophronia Baldwin) ~ 1836
150
By: DR. DWIGHT BALDWIN To: Rev. William P. Alexander ~ 1849
151
By: DR. DWIGHT BALDWIN To: Non-Family ~ 1838-1885
152
To: DR. DWIGHT BALDWIN By: Non-Family (all but two are from fellow missionaries) ~ 1831-1869

153A-153K
By: CHARLOTTE (Fowler) BALDWIN (Mrs. Dr. D. Baldwin) To: HUSBAND ~ Undated
154
By: CHARLOTTE (Fowler) BALDWIN (Mrs. Dr. D. Baldwin) To: CHILDREN: Abigail ~ 1844-1869
155-161
By: CHARLOTTE (Fowler) BALDWIN (Mrs. Dr. D. Baldwin) To: CHILDREN: Other Children: William Douglas (grandson)
~ Undated
162A
By: CHARLOTTE (Fowler) BALDWIN (Mrs. Dr. D. Baldwin) To: Non-Family (Mrs. Melissa Dodge) ~ 1844-1860
162A
To: CHARLOTTE (Fowler) BALDWIN (Mrs. Dr. D. Baldwin) By: Non-Family ~ 1850-?

162B
By: WILLIAM DE WITT ALEXANDER To: PARENTS ~ 1843-1884
163-165
By: WILLIAM DE WITT ALEXANDER To: Dr. Dwight Baldwin (father-in-law) ~ 1867-1879
166
By:WILLIAM DE WITT ALEXANDER To: WIFE (includes 1859 volcano letter) ~ 1859-1910
167-194
By: WILLIAM DE WITT ALEXANDER To: BROTHERS AND SISTERS: James ~ 1851-1906
195-197
By: WILLIAM DE WITT ALEXANDER To: BROTHERS AND SISTERS: Sam ~ 1859-1860
198
By: WILLIAM DE WITT ALEXANDER To: BROTHERS AND SISTERS: Henry M., Mary J., Annie, Emily ~ 1859-1911
199
By: WILLIAM DE WITT ALEXANDER To: BROTHERS AND SISTERS: D. Dwight Baldwin (brother-in-law) ~ 1848-1907
200
By: WILLIAM DE WITT ALEXANDER To: CHILDREN: Arthur C. ~ 1877-1902
201-216
By: WILLIAM DE WITT ALEXANDER To: CHILDREN: Henry E.M., Mary C. ~ 1883-1910
217-227
By: WILLIAM DE WITT ALEXANDER To: CHILDREN: William Douglas ~ 1870-1913
228-232
By: WILLIAM DE WITT ALEXANDER To: NEPHEW (Erdman Baldwin) ~ 1887
238
By: WILLIAM DE WITT ALEXANDER To: Non-Family - J.S. Emerson ~ 1877-1907
239-249
By: WILLIAM DE WITT ALEXANDER To: Non-Family - Others ~ 1857-1901
250
WILLIAM DE WITT ALEXANDER Miscellaneous Documents ~ 
251-256
WILLIAM DE WITT ALEXANDER Miscellaneous Papers  ~  1857-1910
257-271
WILLIAM DE WITT ALEXANDER Obituaries, Condolences, etc.  ~
272
To: WILLIAM DE WITT ALEXANDER By: List of persons writing - Non-Family ~

274-301
By: ABIGAIL (Baldwin) ALEXANDER (Mrs. W.D. Alexander) To: PARENTS ~ 1844-1882
302-309
By: ABIGAIL (Baldwin) ALEXANDER (Mrs. W.D. Alexander) To: HUSBAND ~ 1859-1910
310-320
By: ABIGAIL (Baldwin) ALEXANDER (Mrs. W.D. Alexander) To: BROTHER (Dwight D. Baldwin) ~ 1848
321
By: ABIGAIL (Baldwin) ALEXANDER (Mrs. W.D. Alexander) To: CHILDREN: Arthur C. and Wife ~ 1877-1900
322-337
By: ABIGAIL (Baldwin) ALEXANDER (Mrs. W.D. Alexander) To: CHILDREN: William Douglas Alexander 1870-1907
338-345
By: ABIGAIL (Baldwin) ALEXANDER (Mrs. W.D. Alexander) To: CHILDREN: Henry E.M. Alexander ~ 1882-1897
346-347
By: ABIGAIL (Baldwin) ALEXANDER (Mrs. W.D. Alexander) To: CHILDREN: Mary C. and "Dear Children" ~ 1885-1912
348-354
By: ABIGAIL (Baldwin) ALEXANDER (Mrs. W.D. Alexander) To: Non-Family ~ 1842-1860
355
To: ABIGAIL (Baldwin) ALEXANDER (Mrs. W.D. Alexander) By: Non-Family ~ 1811-1901

356-364
By: JAMES McKINNEY ALEXANDER To: PARENTS ~ 1855-1869
365
By: JAMES McKINNEY ALEXANDER To: BROTHERS AND SISTERS: William D. Alexander ~ 1850-1913
366-402
By: JAMES McKINNEY ALEXANDER To: BROTHERS AND SISTERS: Sam, Abbie, Mary J., Emily, Annie ~ 1855-1911
403
By: JAMES McKINNEY ALEXANDER To: NEPHEWS (Wm. Douglas, Arthur, Henry E.M.) ~ 1881-1906
404
By: JAMES McKINNEY ALEXANDER To: Non-Family ~ 1847-1889
405
To: JAMES McKINNEY ALEXANDER By: Non-Family ~

406
By: MARY ELIZA (Webster) ALEXANDER (Mrs. James Alexander) To: William D. Alexander and Wife and Mary
C. Alexander (Niece) ~ 1874-1913

407
By: SAMUEL THOMAS ALEXANDER To: PARENTS ~ 1868-1884
408
By: SAMUEL THOMAS ALEXANDER To: BROTHERS AND SISTERS: William D. Alexander, James and Mary J.
Alexander ~ 1850-1903
409
By: SAMUEL THOMAS ALEXANDER To: NEPHEWS AND NIECE: Wm. Douglas, Arthur, Henry E.M., Mary C.
~ 1856-1904
410
By: SAMUEL THOMAS ALEXANDER To: Non-family ~
410
SAMUEL THOMAS ALEXANDER Miscellaneous Papers ~

410
By: MARTHA ELIZA (Cooke) ALEXANDER (Mrs. Sam T. Alexander) To: Julie (sister),W.D. Alexander (brother and
sister-in-law), Henry E.M. (Nephew), Mary C. Alexander (Niece) ~ 1854-1908

411
By: HENRY MARTYN ALEXANDER To: PARENTS ~ 1868-1885
412
By: HENRY MARTYN ALEXANDER To: BROTHER: William D. Alexander ~ 1850-1910
413-414
By: HENRY MARTYN ALEXANDER To: BROTHERS AND SISTER: James, Sam, Abbie ~ 1854-1905

415
By: INA (Weist) ALEXANDER (The 2nd Mrs. H.M. Alexander) To: William D. Alexander and Wife ~ 1905-1910

416
By: MARY JANE ALEXANDER To: PARENTS, SISTER-IN-LAW: Abigail, BROTHER: William D. Alexander,
BROTHERS AND SISTERS: James, Sam, Anne, Emily, Harriet, NIECE: Mary C. ~ Many undated

417-418
By: CHARLES HENRY DICKEY To: BROTHER-IN-LAW: William D. Alexander ~ 1886-1898
419-420
By: CHARLES HENRY DICKEY To: NEPHEW: Henry E.M. Alexander ~ 1882
419-420
By: CHARLES HENRY DICKEY To: Letter - Re: Hawn. Telegraph Co. ~ 1887

419-420
By: ANN ELIZABETH (Alexander) DICKEY (Mrs. C.H. Dickey) To: BROTHER: Henry M. Alexander,
SISTER-IN-LAW: Abigail (Baldwin) Alexander, BROTHER: William D. Alexander ~ Mostly undated

421
By: HENRY PERRINE BALDWIN To: FATHER ~ ?
422
By: HENRY PERRINE BALDWIN To: WIFE ~ 1886
422
By: HENRY PERRINE BALDWIN To: BROTHER-IN-LAW: Sam T. Alexander ~ 1893
422
By: HENRY PERRINE BALDWIN To: SISTER: Abigail and Wm. D. Alexander ~ 1862-1909

422
By: EMILY WHITNEY (Alexander) BALDWIN (Mrs. H.P. Baldwin) To: BROTHER: William D. Alexander
~ 1862-1912
423-426
By: EMILY WHITNEY (Alexander) BALDWIN (Mrs. H.P. Baldwin) To: SISTERS: Abigail, Lottie, Lois
~ 1869-1911
423-426
By: EMILY WHITNEY (Alexander) BALDWIN (Mrs. H.P. Baldwin) To: NEPHEWS AND NIECES: Wm. Doug.,
Mary C., Agnes B. Alexander ~

423-426
By: HELEN (Thurston) ALEXANDER (Mrs. Charles H. Alexander) To: BROTHER-IN-LAW: William D. Alexander
and Wife ~ 1888-1895

427
By: ELLEN CHARLOTTE (Alexander) Ferreri To: MOTHER ~ 1873
428
By: ELLEN CHARLOTTE (Alexander) Ferreri To: SISTERS AND BROTHERS: Abigail, Emily, James, William D.
~ 1869-1910
428
By: ELLEN CHARLOTTE (Alexander) Ferreri To: NEPHEWS AND NIECES: William Doug., Arthur, Henry E.M.,
Mary C.A., Grace Dickey ~ 1861-1913

428
By: DAVID DWIGHT BALDWIN To: SISTER: Abigail (Baldwin) Alexander ~ 1844-1898
429-430
By: DAVID DWIGHT BALDWIN To: BROTHER-IN-LAW: William D. Alexander ~ 1851-1904
429-430
By: LOIS GREGORY (Morris) BALDWIN (Mrs. Dwight D. Baldwin) To: BROTHER AND SISTER-IN-LAW: William
D. Alexander and Wife ~ 1862-1893

431
By: CHARLES FOWLER BALDWIN To: BROTHER; David Dwight Baldwin ~ 1851
432
By: CHARLES FOWLER BALDWIN To: SISTER: Abigail ~ 1850-1856

432
By: EMILY SOPHRONIA (Baldwin) ATWATER To: PARENTS ~ 1869
433
By: EMILY SOPHRONIA (Baldwin) ATWATER To: BROTHERS AND SISTERS: Dwight, Abbie, Harriet ~ 1852-1876
433
By: EMILY SOPHRONIA (Baldwin) ATWATER To: SISTER-IN-LAW: Emily A. Baldwin ~ 1870

433
By: HARRIET MELINDA (Baldwin) ATWATER To: PARENTS ~ 1868
434
By: HARRIET MELINDA (Baldwin) ATWATER To: SISTERS AND BROTHER: Emily, Abbie, Wm. D. Alexander
~ 1848-1892
434
By: HARRIET MELINDA (Baldwin) ATWATER To: NEPHEW, NIECE (Wm., Doug., Mary C.) ~ 1906-1926

434
By: HENRY E.M. ALEXANDER To: PARENTS ~ 1875-1890
435
NON-LETTER MATERIAL ~
Diaries, Note-books, etc., of Rev. W.P. Alexander (includes journal of voyage on "Averick") ~
Diaries, etc., of William De Witt Alexander ~
Note-book of Dr. D. Baldwin (includes list of letters "Since leaving America" through 1833) ~
Copy and extracts from diaries of Ex-Queen Liliuokalani ~ 1893-1894
Pictures and account of Sam T. Alexander's trip to Africa ~