By Admin / 12.2.2017 | 21 files, 2,255 images

This collection is dated 1857, 1861 to 1895 and contains a total of 21 files with 2,255 individual images. The entire collection was digitized with the exception of three letterbooks (Letterbooks v.1-3, 1874-1878, 1888-1893, 1894-1895), and the Hawaiian translation of one letterbook (Letterbook Translation Transcript, 1874-1878), due to the fragile and poor condition of these materials. The original documents may be found using the Hawaiʻi State Archives Department of Land and Natural Resources Finding Aid (Series 368). According to the Hawaiʻi State Archives, this collection contains:

[C]orrespondence between the Commissioners of Crown Lands, land agents, government officials, lessees, applicants, and petitioners. Letters are written in Hawaiian and English. Correspondence contains transmittals of lease payments; acknowledgments and receipts for payments; lease issues such as rent improvements, expirations, cancellations, renewals, stipulations and terms of leases, and transfers; and petitions. Correspondence also discusses cattle and sheep grazing, feral goats, rice cultivation, sugar cane cultivation, tree cutting, and water usage by lessees.

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  • Correspondence of the Crown Lands Commission Incoming 1866 - 1887
  • Correspondence of the Crown Lands Commission Incoming 1889, D - K
  • Correspondence of the Crown Lands Commission Incoming 1889, R - Z
  • Correspondence of the Crown Lands Commission Incoming 1890, A - C
  • Correspondence of the Crown Lands Commission Incoming 1890, D - K
  • Correspondence of the Crown Lands Commission Incoming 1890, L - Z
  • Correspondence of the Crown Lands Commission Incoming 1891, A - G
  • Correspondence of the Crown Lands Commission Incoming 1891, H - K
  • Correspondence of the Crown Lands Commission Incoming 1891, L - Z
  • Correspondence of the Crown Lands Commission Incoming 1892, A - B
  • Correspondence of the Crown Lands Commission Incoming 1892, C- K
  • Correspondence of the Crown Lands Commission Incoming 1892, L - Z
  • Correspondence of the Crown Lands Commission Incoming 1893, A - Z
  • Correspondence of the Crown Lands Commission Incoming Jan. - Sept. 1888
  • Correspondence of the Crown Lands Commission Incoming Oct. - Dec. 1888
  • Correspondence of the Crown Lands Commission Incoming, 1889, A - C
  • Correspondence of the Crown Lands Commission Incoming, 1889, L - P
  • Correspondence of the Crown Lands Commission Incoming, n.d., 1861-1877
  • Correspondence of the Crown Lands Commission Lease Appln. Apr. - Dec. 1887
  • Correspondence of the Crown Lands Commission Mem. of Agreement, 1861
  • Correspondence of the Crown Lands Commission Misc. Invt., n.d., 1873-1880
  • Minutes of the Crown Lands Commission Meetings, 1865 - 1873
  • Minutes of the Crown Lands Commission Meetings, 1888 - 1895