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Inventory of the Sereno Edwards Bishop Collection, 1795-1937, bulk 1852-1884
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Background
This collection condenses nearly a century of missionary life on the Sandwich (Hawaiian) Islands, in the papers of the Bishop family. It would be difficult to remain detached as we observe three generations meet the challenges of an area so remote that, especially during the decades 1820-1850, six months more or less were required to travel from the east coast of the United States to Honolulu via Cape Horn and San Francisco in tiny, crowded, uncomfortable sailing ships.
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