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Bingham family papers

 Collection
Call Number: MS 81
Scope and Contents
The papers consist of correspondence, diaries, journals, manuscripts, notebooks, sermons, writings, two books with manuscript notes, legal and financial records, photographs, printed material and miscellanea documenting the personal lives and professional careers of four generations of the Bingham family. The papers include material documenting Hiram Bingham (1789-1869) and his missionary work in Hawaii; Hiram Bingham (1831-1908) and his missionary work in the Gilbert Islands, his literary efforts, and family matters; and Hiram Bingham (1875-1956) and his academic career, his South American explorations, including the discovery of the ruins of Machu Picchu in 1911, and his political career as lieutenant governor, governor, and United States senator from Connecticut. Papers relating to several other family members are also included in the papers.
Conditions Governing Access
The materials are open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Copyright status for collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Hiram Bingham III in 1936 and 1937, 1953-1958 (with Woodbridge Bingham); additional gifts by Woodbridge Bingham and Alfred M. Bingham; some materials purchased from Beecher College, 1945; further gifts from Mrs. James Brooks in 1969; gift of Marian Bingham, 1994 and 2014; and gift of Anne B. Pierson, 2019. The books were transferred from Mudd Library by Beinecke Library staff, 2012.
Arrangement
Arranged in twelve series: I. Hiram Bingham I, 1811-1920. II. Hiram Bingham II, 1831-1917. III. Hiram Bingham III, Correspondence, 1883-1960. IV. Hiram Bingham III, Teaching, 1893-1924. V. Hiram Bingham III, Latin America, 1842-1930. VI. Hiram Bingham III, War Service and Aviation, 1914-1943. VII. Hiram Bingham III, Politics, 1901-1935. VIII. Hiram Bingham III, Elihu Yale Biography, 1937-1939. IX. Hiram Bingham III, Personal Papers, 1875-1975. X. Alfreda (Mitchell) Bingham, 1882-1976. XI. Henry S. Gregor, 1894-1967. XII. Hiram Bingham IV, 1942-1972; and subsequent additions.
Dates
1811-1974
Extent
75.94 Linear Feet (140 boxes)
Related Names
Bingham family
Language of Materials
English