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Bingham I, Hiram 1841 AQS
No Binding. Good. Leader of the first group of Protestant missionaries to introduce Christianity to the Hawaiian Islands. He attended Middlebury College and the Andover Theological Seminary. On October 23, 1819 he was sent from Boston to lead a mission by the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions. Bingham and his wife Sybil arrived first on the Island of Hawaii in 1820, and then sailed on to Honolulu. In 1823, Queen Ka'ahumanu and 6 high chiefs requested baptism. Soon after, the government banned prostitution and drunkenness, which resulted in the shipping industry and the foreign community resenting Bingham's impact. Bingham was involved in the creation of the spelling system for the Hawaiian language and also translated some books of the Bible in Hawaiian. He designed the Kawaiaha'o Church in Honolulu on Oahu., constructed between 1836 and 1842 in the New England style of the Hawaiian missionaries, one of the oldest standing Christian places of worship in Hawaii.
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