Re-blog: Lydia Bingham returns to head the Honolulu Female Seminary, 1867

Re-post from Nupepa-Hawaii Tags: Kawaiahaʻo Seminary, Lydia Bingham, Teachers Names

The Pacific commercial advertiser. [volume] (Honolulu, Hawaiian Islands) 1856-1888, April 20, 1867, Image 3 Image provided by University of Hawaii at Manoa; Honolulu, HI Persistent link:

The school was only briefly called the “Honolulu Female Academy.” For the first few years it was commonly called “Miss Bingham’s School.” Later it transitioned to Kawaiahaʻo Female Seminary or Kawaiahaʻo Seminary and in the Hawaiian language press, “Kaikamahine o ke kula hanai o Kawaiahaʻo.” Its name was derived from its location, the district of Kawaiahaʻo.


[Found under: “NOTES OF THE WEEK.”]

Honolulu Female Seminary.—In our advertising columns will be seen the advertisement of the Honolulu Female Academy, which is another of the schools provided by Christian benevolence for the benefit of the children of this highly favored land. This institution will, it is hoped, supply a felt need for a home for girls, in the town of Honolulu, yet not too near its center of business. It is being commenced in the substantial buildings erected many years since by the American Mission as a printing house and bindery, in connection with the premises of the Rev. E. W. Clark,

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