Alexander and Baldwin Papers

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


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

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 ~ 



Alexander and McKinney Families ~ 2

Baldwin and Fowler Families ~ 3-4













Family Records (Births, Marriages, Deaths) ~ 



Rev. and Mrs. W.P. Alexander ~ ? -1911 5

Rev. and Mrs. Dwight Baldwin ~ ?-1904 5













Family Photographs ~ 



Family Photographs ~ 6-9













Letters and Miscellaneous Papers ~ 



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

By: REV. WILLIAM PATTERSON ALEXANDER
To: WIFE: (Mary Ann McKinney) Alexander ~ 1831-1876

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

By: REV. WILLIAM PATTERSON ALEXANDER 
To: Dr. Dwight Baldwin ~ 1841-1869

By: REV. WILLIAM PATTERSON ALEXANDER
To:Non-Family ~ 1831-1879

REV. WILLIAM PATTERSON ALEXANDER
Miscellaneous Papers ~ 1825-1881

To: Rev. WILLAM PATTERSON ALEXANDER
By: Non-Family ~ 1831-1879

40-41

42-50

51-73



74-77

78-80

81-103

104-108



By: MARY ANN (McKinney) ALEXANDER (Mrs. Wm. P. Alexander)
To: HUSBAND ~ 1841-1859 

By: MARY ANN (McKinney) ALEXANDER (Mrs. Wm. P. Alexander)
To: CHILDREN: William D. Alexander and Abigail ~ Many undated

By: MARY ANN (McKinney) ALEXANDER (Mrs. Wm. P. Alexander)
To: CHILDREN: James and Lottie ~ Many undated

By: MARY ANN (McKinney) ALEXANDER (Mrs. Wm. P. Alexander)
To: CHILDREN: Arthur C. Alexander (grandson) ~ Many undated

By: MARY ANN (McKinney) ALEXANDER (Mrs. Wm. P. Alexander) 
To: Dr. Dwight Baldwin ~ 1851

By: MARY ANN (McKinney) ALEXANDER (Mrs. Wm. P. Alexander) 
To: Non-Family ~ 1835-1886

MARY ANN (McKinney) ALEXANDER (Mrs. Wm. P. Alexander) 
Reminiscences 

To: MARY ANN (McKinney) ALEXANDER (Mrs. Wm. P. Alexander) 
By: Non-Family ~ 1830-1865

109

110-119

120

121

122

123

124

125-128



By: DR. DWIGHT BALDWIN 
To: WIFE: (Charlotte Fowler) Baldwin ~ 1835-1844

By: DR. DWIGHT BALDWIN 
To: CHILDREN: Abigail and William D. Alexander ~ 1844-1882

By: DR. DWIGHT BALDWIN 
To: CHILDREN: D. Dwight, Henry, Emily, Harriet ~ 1844-1882

By: DR. DWIGHT BALDWIN 
To: SISTER (Sophronia Baldwin) ~ 1836

By: DR. DWIGHT BALDWIN 
To: Rev. William P. Alexander ~ 1849

By: DR. DWIGHT BALDWIN 
To: Non-Family ~ 1838-1885

To: DR. DWIGHT BALDWIN 
By: Non-Family (all but two are from fellow missionaries) ~ 1831-1869

129-130

131-148

149

150

151

152

153A-153K



By: CHARLOTTE (Fowler) BALDWIN (Mrs. Dr. D. Baldwin) 
To: HUSBAND ~ Undated

By: CHARLOTTE (Fowler) BALDWIN (Mrs. Dr. D. Baldwin) 
To: CHILDREN: Abigail ~ 1844-1869

By: CHARLOTTE (Fowler) BALDWIN (Mrs. Dr. D. Baldwin) 
To: CHILDREN: Other Children: William Douglas (grandson) ~ Undated

By: CHARLOTTE (Fowler) BALDWIN (Mrs. Dr. D. Baldwin) 
To: Non-Family (Mrs. Melissa Dodge) ~ 1844-1860

To: CHARLOTTE (Fowler) BALDWIN (Mrs. Dr. D. Baldwin) 
By: Non-Family ~ 1850-?

154

155-161

162A

162A

162B



By: WILLIAM DE WITT ALEXANDER 
To: PARENTS ~ 1843-1884

By: WILLIAM DE WITT ALEXANDER 
To: Dr. Dwight Baldwin (father-in-law) ~ 1867-1879

By:WILLIAM DE WITT ALEXANDER 
To: WIFE (includes 1859 volcano letter) ~ 1859-1910

By: WILLIAM DE WITT ALEXANDER 
To: BROTHERS AND SISTERS: James ~ 1851-1906

By: WILLIAM DE WITT ALEXANDER 
To: BROTHERS AND SISTERS: Sam ~ 1859-1860

By: WILLIAM DE WITT ALEXANDER 
To: BROTHERS AND SISTERS: Henry M., Mary J., Annie, Emily ~ 1859-1911

By: WILLIAM DE WITT ALEXANDER 
To: BROTHERS AND SISTERS: D. Dwight Baldwin (brother-in-law) ~ 1848-1907

By: WILLIAM DE WITT ALEXANDER 
To: CHILDREN: Arthur C. ~ 1877-1902

By: WILLIAM DE WITT ALEXANDER 
To: CHILDREN: Henry E.M., Mary C. ~ 1883-1910

By: WILLIAM DE WITT ALEXANDER 
To: CHILDREN: William Douglas ~ 1870-1913

By: WILLIAM DE WITT ALEXANDER 
To: NEPHEW (Erdman Baldwin) ~ 1887

By: WILLIAM DE WITT ALEXANDER 
To: Non-Family - J.S. Emerson ~ 1877-1907

By: WILLIAM DE WITT ALEXANDER 
To: Non-Family - Others ~ 1857-1901

WILLIAM DE WITT ALEXANDER 
Miscellaneous Documents

WILLIAM DE WITT ALEXANDER 
Miscellaneous Papers ~ 1857-1910

WILLIAM DE WITT ALEXANDER 
Obituaries, Condolences, etc.

To: WILLIAM DE WITT ALEXANDER 
By: List of persons writing - Non-Family

163-165

166

167-194

195-197

198

199

200

201-216

217-227

228-232

238

239-249

250

251-256

257-271

272

273-301



By: ABIGAIL (Baldwin) ALEXANDER (Mrs. W.D. Alexander) 
To: PARENTS ~ 1844-1882

By: ABIGAIL (Baldwin) ALEXANDER (Mrs. W.D. Alexander) 
To: HUSBAND ~ 1859-1910

By: ABIGAIL (Baldwin) ALEXANDER (Mrs. W.D. Alexander) 
To: BROTHER (Dwight D. Baldwin) ~ 1848

By: ABIGAIL (Baldwin) ALEXANDER (Mrs. W.D. Alexander) 
To: CHILDREN: Arthur C. and Wife ~ 1877-1900

By: ABIGAIL (Baldwin) ALEXANDER (Mrs. W.D. Alexander) 
To: CHILDREN: William Douglas Alexander ~ 1870-1907

By: ABIGAIL (Baldwin) ALEXANDER (Mrs. W.D. Alexander) 
To: CHILDREN: Henry E.M. Alexander ~ 1882-1897

By: ABIGAIL (Baldwin) ALEXANDER (Mrs. W.D. Alexander) 
To: CHILDREN: Mary C. and "Dear Children" ~ 1885-1912

By: ABIGAIL (Baldwin) ALEXANDER (Mrs. W.D. Alexander)
To: Non-Family ~ 1842-1860

To: ABIGAIL (Baldwin) ALEXANDER (Mrs. W.D. Alexander) 
By: Non-Family ~ 1811-1901

302-309

310-320

321

322-337

338-345

346-347

348-354

355

356-364



By: JAMES McKINNEY ALEXANDER 
To: PARENTS ~ 1855-1869 

By: JAMES McKINNEY ALEXANDER
To: BROTHERS AND SISTERS: William D. Alexander ~ 1850-1913

By: JAMES McKINNEY ALEXANDER
To: BROTHERS AND SISTERS: Sam, Abbie, Mary J., Emily, Annie 1855-1911

By: JAMES McKINNEY ALEXANDER 
To: NEPHEWS (Wm. Douglas, Arthur, Henry E.M.) ~ 1881-1906

By: JAMES McKINNEY ALEXANDER 
To: Non-Family ~ 1847-1889

To: JAMES McKINNEY ALEXANDER 
By: Non-Family

365

366-402

403

404

405

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

By: SAMUEL THOMAS ALEXANDER 
To: BROTHERS AND SISTERS: William D. Alexander, James and Mary J. Alexander ~ 1850-1903

By: SAMUEL THOMAS ALEXANDER
To: NEPHEWS AND NIECE: Wm. Douglas, Arthur, Henry E.M., Mary C. ~ 1856-1904

By: SAMUEL THOMAS ALEXANDER
To: Non-family

SAMUEL THOMAS ALEXANDER 
Miscellaneous Papers

408

409


410

410

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

By: HENRY MARTYN ALEXANDER 
To: BROTHER: William D. Alexander ~ 1850-1910

By: HENRY MARTYN ALEXANDER 
To: BROTHERS AND SISTER: James, Sam, Abbie ~ 1854-1905

412

413-414

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

By: CHARLES HENRY DICKEY 
To: NEPHEW: Henry E.M. Alexander ~ 1882

By: CHARLES HENRY DICKEY 
To: Letter - Re: Hawn. Telegraph Co. ~ 1887

419-420

419-420

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 ~ ?

By: HENRY PERRINE BALDWIN 
To: WIFE ~ 1886

By: HENRY PERRINE BALDWIN 
To: BROTHER-IN-LAW: Sam T. Alexander ~ 1893

By: HENRY PERRINE BALDWIN 
To: SISTER: Abigail and Wm. D. Alexander ~ 1862-1909

422

422

422

422



By: EMILY WHITNEY (Alexander) BALDWIN (Mrs. H.P. Baldwin) 
To: BROTHER: William D. Alexander ~ 1862-1912

By: EMILY WHITNEY (Alexander) BALDWIN (Mrs. H.P. Baldwin) 
To: SISTERS: Abigail, Lottie, Lois ~ 1869-1911

By: EMILY WHITNEY (Alexander) BALDWIN (Mrs. H.P. Baldwin) 
To: NEPHEWS AND NIECES: Wm. Doug. , Mary C., Agnes B. Alexander ~ 

423-426

423-426

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

By: ELLEN CHARLOTTE (Alexander) Ferreri 
To: SISTERS AND BROTHERS: Abigail, Emily, James, William D. ~ 1869-1910

By: ELLEN CHARLOTTE (Alexander) Ferreri 
To: NEPHEWS AND NIECES: William Doug., Arthur, Henry E.M., Mary C.A., Grace Dickey ~ 1861-1913

428

428

428


By: DAVID DWIGHT BALDWIN 
To: SISTER: Abigail (Baldwin) Alexander ~ 1844-1898

By: DAVID DWIGHT BALDWIN 
To: BROTHER-IN-LAW: William D. Alexander ~ 1851-1904

429-430

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

By: CHARLES FOWLER BALDWIN 
To: SISTER: Abigail ~ 1850-1856

432

432



By: EMILY SOPHRONIA (Baldwin) ATWATER 
To: PARENTS ~ 1869

By: EMILY SOPHRONIA (Baldwin) ATWATER 
To: BROTHERS AND SISTERS: Dwight, Abbie, Harriet ~ 1852-1876

By: EMILY SOPHRONIA (Baldwin) ATWATER 
To: SISTER-IN-LAW: Emily A. Baldwin ~ 1870

433

433

433



By: HARRIET MELINDA (Baldwin) ATWATER 
To: PARENTS ~ 1868

By: HARRIET MELINDA (Baldwin) ATWATER 
To: SISTERS AND BROTHER: Emily, Abbie, Wm. D. Alexander ~ 1848-1892

By: HARRIET MELINDA (Baldwin) ATWATER 
To: NEPHEW AND NIECE: Wm. Doug., Mary C. ~ 1906-1926

434

434

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

















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