Ceremonies in Memory of the Pioneer Missionary Rev. Hiram Bingham

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Ceremonies in Memory of the Pioneer Missionary Rev. Hiram Bingham  (1905) 
by Hiram Bingham I
1905

This is a small pamphlet that accompanied the unveiling of the memorial honoring Hiram Bingham I at Punahou School in Hawaii. Contributors are urged to pull the text from the pamphlet and work the improper character recognition.

The text is available by clicking on the footnote on the previous page. Below is an excerpt:

When Boki gave Punahou to Mr. Bingham he gave it to the right man, but he did not probably imagine what he was doing for education in Hawaii and for the benefit, of his country. If he had given it to the wrong man, Punahou would have existed under another name, perhaps on the slopes of Punchbowl or somewhere else in the suburbs of Honolulu and might at this time be merely holding its own, while the Punahou grounds would be at the present time cut up into house lots. But this gift, passed over by Mr. Bingham to the cause of education, has been a liberal endowment of the institution which has been a prominent reason of its successful growth.

This work published before January 1, 1923 is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.