These selected legal case files, which may be found using the Hawaiʻi State Archives’ Judiciary Records Branch Finding Aid (Series 004 or 006), span a time period from 1867 to 1903. These case files were specifically selected because they elucidate and expound upon the development of water law in Hawaiʻi. A total of 40 files containing 3,645 individual images may be found in this curated digitized collection.

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  • Awa v. Horner, 1886
  • BOE v. Bailey, 1876
  • Brewer & Co. v. Bailey & Son, 1867
  • Burroes v. Paaluhi, 1880
  • Choi v. Ung Sing & Co., 1892
  • Davis v. Afong, 1884
  • Foster, et al. v. Kaneohe Ranch Co., 1899
  • Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co. v. Claus Spreckels, Folder 1, 1897
  • Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co. v. Claus Spreckels, Folder 2, 1897
  • Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co. v. Claus Spreckels, Folder 3, 1897
  • Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co. v. Wailuku Sugar Co., 1903
  • Heeia Agric. Co. v. Henry, 1892
  • Herring v. Gulick, 1883
  • Horner v. Kumuliilii, 1895
  • Horner v. Spreckels, 1885
  • In re Lam Chock, 1882
  • In re A.S. Cleghorn, 1870
  • Kaalala Mill Co. v. Steward, 1881
  • Kahookiekie v. Keanini, 1891
  • Kohala Sugar Co. v. Vidal, 1878
  • Leong v. Irwin, 1896
  • Lonoaea v. Wailuku Sugar Co. (1), 1894
  • Lonoaea v. Wailuku Sugar Co. (2), 1894
  • Lopez v. Acheu, 1885
  • Lui v. Kaleikini, 1896
  • Mahoe v. Puka of Paikuli, 1882
  • Maikai v. A. Hasting & Co., 1884
  • Mele v. Ahuna, 1881
  • Peck v. Bailey, 1866
  • Princeville Plantation v. Chulan Co., 1882
  • San v. Kim, 1884
  • Wailuku Sugar Co. v. S.E. Kaiue, 1893
  • Wailuku Sugar v. H. A. Widemann & Charles C. Harris, 1876
  • Wailuku v. Cornwell, 1896
  • Way v. Gulick, 1883
  • Willfong v. Bailey (1), 1873
  • Willfong v. Bailey (2), 1873
  • Wong Kim v. Kioula, 1882