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Sereno Edwards Bishop Papers: Finding Aid
mssBSH 1-943, FAC 933-944  
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Description
This collection contains the papers of Hawaiian Presbyterian missionary and scientist Sereno Edwards Bishop (1827-1909) and three generations of the Bishop family, chiefly dating from 1852 to 1884. Subject matter includes: Hawaii and Hawaiian life; education both in Hawaii and Amherst, Massachusetts; travel; and missionary work.
Background
Sereno Edwards Bishop (1827-1909), son of Presbyterian missionary Artemas Bishop (1795-1872), was born in Kaawaloa, Hawaii, educated at Amherst College, Massachusetts, and returned to Hawaii as a teacher at Lahainaluna Seminary and as a missionary. He wrote widely on native and public affairs, and married Cornelia Ann Sessions Bishop (1826-1920) in 1852.
Extent
956 pieces in 10 boxes
Restrictions
The Huntington Library does not require that researchers request permission to quote from or publish images of this material, nor does it charge fees for such activities. The responsibility for identifying the copyright holder, if there is one, and obtaining necessary permissions rests with the researcher.
Availability
Open to qualified researchers by prior application through the Reader Services Department. For more information, contact Reader Services.