Pauahi, Mrs. Charles R. Bishop (1831-1884)
Hawaiian High Chieftess Pauahi was a philanthropist. She spent her early childhood with a missionary couple named Cooke, who had a strong influence upon her, and gave her the Christian name of Bernice. Pauahi was the last of the royal Kamehameha lineage but refused to become queen of Hawaii. In 1850 Pauahi married Charles Reed Bishop, a New York businessman. Although the marriage was opposed by her family, they left Pauahi their estate and she was a wealthy woman by age twenty-six. Pauahi aspired to the model of Victorian womanhood she had found in Mrs. Cooke. Concerned with education and with the dwindling indigenous population, she established the Kamehameha Schools in her will.
- 1875 circa 5 years
- Original Format:
- Carte de Visite
- H. L. Chase
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