Lanai purchased a hundred years ago by the Baldwins, 1917.

The island of Lanai was purchased by F. F. and H. A. Baldwin, as per what was reported last Thursday. The new owners of the island, the two of them, said that they will turn the place into a ranch.

The price paid is said to have been $588,000.

(Puuhonua, 3/9/1917, p. 1)


Ka Puuhonua, Buke IV, Helu 10, Aoao 1. Maraki 9, 1917.


Anapuni, land of John Papa Ii, to be sold, 1879.


HAVING BEEN DULY LICENSED BY Hon. L. McCully, Justice of the Supreme Court, to sell the Real Estate hereinafter described, the property of my ward, Miss Irene H. Ii, a minor; Continue reading

Irene Haalou Kahalelaukoa Ii purchases Hanaloa fishpond at auction, 1879.


Accrued to Irene Haalou Kahalelaukoa Ii is the fishpond of “Hanaloa” and the associated lands at Waipio, Ewa; and that area is restricted, and Sam. Kiaha is the caretaker. A. F. Judd, Guardian of Irene.

Honolulu, Sept. 9, 1878.

(Kuokoa, 4/26/1879, p. 3)


Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XVIII, Helu 17, Aoao 3. Aperila 26, 1879.

King Kalakaua’s lands, 1892.


In the afternoon of this past Saturday, the lands of the deceased King Kalakaua were auctioned off under the hammer of auctioneer, James F. Morgan [Jas. F. Mogana], and these are the lands that were auctioned by the order of the Administrator [G. Trousseau]. By way of this auction, a total of $43,265 was made; this is a large sum in this time of little funds. And this is how the lands were purchased.

1. Land in Manoa, Oahu, 2 acres plus, acquired by Petelo for $650. Continue reading

The extent of the Hawaiian Kingdom, 1857.

By Authority.


Department of Foreign Relations,
City of Honolulu, 16 March, 1856 [1857].

Sir:—I have the honor to make known to you that the following islands, &c., are within the domain of the Hawaiian Crown, viz:

Hawaii, containing about 4,000 square miles.

Maui, ” ” 600 ” “

Oahu, ” ” 520 ” “

Kauai, ” ” 520 ” “

Molokai, ” ” 170 ” “

Lanai, ” ” 100 ” “

Niihau, ” ” 80 ” “

Kahoolawe, ” ” 60 ” “


Nihoa, known as Bird Island.

Molokini, Lehua, Kaula, Islets, little more than barren rocks;—

and all Reefs, Banks and Rocks contiguous to either of the above, or within the compass of the whole.

With the highest respect, I have the honor to be, Sir,

Your most obd’t, humble servant,


To William Miller, Esq., H. B. M.’s Commissioner, &c. &c. &c.


Monsieur Louis Emile Perrin, Consul Commissioner and Plenipotentiary, of H. I. M., &c. &c. &c.

Hon. David L. Gregg, U. S. Commissioner, &c., &c., &c.

(Polynesian, 3/28/1857, p. 2)


The Polynesian, Volume XIII, Number 47, Page 2. March 28, 1857.