Bingham, Hiram, 1875-1956

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American explorer, politician, and author.

From the description of Letter : to [Edmund Clarence] Stedman, 1901 Dec. 27. (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center (HRC); University of Texas at Austin). WorldCat record id: 86157600

Hiram Bingham was a scholar, author, explorer, and politician, best remembered for discovering Machu Picchu. Born Hiram Bingham III to missionary parents in Hawaii, he gradually distanced himself from the missionary lifestyle and entered Yale with the goal of becoming a professor. He continued his education at the Universities of California and Harvard, specializing in Latin American history, and taught at Harvard, Princeton, and Yale. His marriage to Alfreda Mitchell, heir to the Tiffany fortune, allowed him to travel in Latin America, and led to his discovery of Machu Picchu in the Peruvian Andes. He wrote several books about his famous discovery and other travels; he also served as a pilot in World War I, organizing flying schools in America and Europe. After the war he briefly served as Governor of Connecticut before becoming a Senator from that state, retiring in 1932 to pursue business interests. He is considered a pioneer in Latin American history, and he helped popularize Latin America for the American public.

From the description of Hiram Bingham letter to Beatrice and Charlie with photographs and photostat maps of Machu Picchu, 1948-1949. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 76756216

Explorer, educator, lecturer, and governor of and U.S. senator from Connecticut.

From the description of Hiram Bingham papers, 1926-1933. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 123819676

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referencedIn Yale University. President's Office. Records of Arthur Twining Hadley as president of Yale University, 1899-1921 (inclusive). Yale University Library
creatorOf Bingham, Hiram, 1875-1956. Letter : to [Edmund Clarence] Stedman, 1901 Dec. 27. Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn Macdonald, Dwight. Dwight Macdonald papers, 1865-1984 (inclusive), 1920-1978 (bulk). Yale University Library
creatorOf United States. President (1909-1913 : Taft). Letter, 1911 March 14, Augusta, Georgia [to] Hiram Bingham, Yale University, New Haven, Conn. Bridwell Library
referencedIn Lambert, Samuel W. (Samuel Waldron), 1859-1942. Samuel Waldron Lambert papers, 1821-1939 (inclusive), 1923-1939 (bulk). Yale University Library
referencedIn Seymour, George Dudley, 1859-1945. George Dudley Seymour papers, 1684-1944 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Yale Peruvian Expedition papers, 1908-1948 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Lester P. Breckenridge fonds [textual record]. University of Waterloo Library, UW Library
creatorOf Bingham, Hiram, 1875-1956. An address at the Yorktown sesqui-centennial celebration, Yorktown, Virginia, October 16-17-18-19, 1931. Delivered by the Honorable Hiram Bingham, U.S. senator of the State of Connecticut, October 16, 1931. Commemorating the unveiling by Mrs. George Durbin Chenoweth of a memorial tablet in honor of Baron Gaspard Gabriel de Gallatin. Lafayette College
referencedIn American-Irish Historical Society. Records, 1897-1984. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Michael Meredith Hare papers, 1935-1968 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Leo Reisman collection of sound recordings [sound recording], 1932-1948 The New York Public Library. Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound.
creatorOf Bingham, Hiram, 1875-1956. Growth of American supremacy in Hawaii / by Hiram Bingham : annotated typescript, 1900. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Yale Peruvian Expedition (1911). Yale Peruvian Expedition offprints collection. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
referencedIn Yale University. President's Office. Records of Arthur Twining Hadley as president of Yale University, 1899-1921 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Fletcher, Duncan Upshaw, 1859-1936. Senator Duncan U. Fletcher papers, 1860-1943. Florida State University
creatorOf Morrow, Dwight W. (Dwight Whitney), 1873-1931. Morrow papers, series II-IX, 1887-1931. Amherst College Library
referencedIn Bingham, Ursula Griswold, 1908-1996. Ursula Griswold Bingham papers, 1882-1998. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn George Dudley Seymour papers, 1684-1944 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Delano, William Adams, 1874-1960. William Adams Delano papers, 1902-1960 (inclusive), 1939-1960 (bulk). Yale University Library
referencedIn Bingham family. Bingham family papers, 1811-1974 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Arthur Clarence Walworth papers, 1868-2003, 1868-1994 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Edwin Montefiore Borchard papers, 1910-1950 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Bingham family. Bingham family papers, 1811-1974 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Haines, Lynn, 1876-1929. Lynn Haines papers, 1909-1931. Minnesota Historical Society Library
creatorOf Bingham, Woodbridge. Woodbridge Bingham papers, 1876-1986. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Morrow, Dwight W. (Dwight Whitney), 1873-1931. Morrow papers, series I : Business Affairs and Public Activities Files, 1900-1931. Amherst College Library
referencedIn Houghton Mifflin Company contracts, 1831-1979 (inclusive) 1880-1940 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Woodbridge Bingham Papers, 1876-1986 Bancroft Library
creatorOf Bingham, Hiram, 1875-1956. Hiram Bingham letter to Beatrice and Charlie with photographs and photostat maps of Machu Picchu, 1948-1949. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
referencedIn Dwight Macdonald papers, 1865-1984, 1920-1978 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Arthur Twining Hadley, president of Yale University, records, 1899-1921 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
creatorOf Del Monte, Domingo, 1804-1853,. Latin American pamphlet collection, 1568-1949 (inclusive), 1800-1880 (bulk). Yale University Library
referencedIn Yale Peruvian Expedition (1911). Yale Peruvian Expedition papers, 1908-1948 (inclusive). Yale University Library
creatorOf Del Monte, Domingo, 1804-1853,. Latin American pamphlet collection, 1568-1949 (inclusive), 1800-1880 (bulk). Yale University Library
creatorOf Harrison, Marcia R., 1918-2001. Papers, 1935-1998. Harvard Law School Library, HLS Library
referencedIn Hare, Michael Meredith, 1909-1968. Michael Meredith Hare papers, 1935-1968 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Pacific Islands missions records, 1819-1960. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Chauvin, Michael. From Molokai to Machu Picchu : Hiram Bingham III and the beginning of archaeoastronomy at the "Lost City" of the Incas in Peru / by Michael Chauvin. University of Hawaii at Manoa, Hamilton Library
referencedIn Jack Randall Crawford papers, 1889-1951 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Bingham family papers, 1811-1974 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Borchard, Edwin Montefiore, 1884-1951. Edwin Montefiore Borchard papers, 1910-1950 (inclusive). Yale University Library
creatorOf Bingham, Hiram, 1875-1956. Hiram Bingham papers, 1926-1933. Library of Congress
creatorOf Bingham, Hiram, 1875-1956. Hiram Bingham papers, 1907-1957 (inclusive), [microform]. Yale University Library
referencedIn Lindbergh, Charles A. (Charles Augustus), 1902-1974. Charles Augustus Lindbergh papers, 1830-1987 (inclusive), 1911-1974 (bulk). Yale University Library
referencedIn Walworth, Arthur, 1903-. Arthur Clarence Walworth papers, 1868-2003 (inclusive), 1868-1994 (bulk). Yale University Library
referencedIn Crawford, Jack Randall, 1878-1968. Jack Randall Crawford papers, 1889-1951 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Stokes, Anson Phelps, 1874-1958. Anson Phelps Stokes family papers, 1761-1960 (inclusive), 1892-1958 (bulk). Yale University Library
referencedIn Anson Phelps Stokes family papers, 1761-1960, 1892-1958 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Ursula Griswold Bingham papers, 1882-1998 Bancroft Library
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associatedWith American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions. person
associatedWith American-Irish Historical Society. corporateBody
associatedWith Besse, William E. person
associatedWith Bingham family. family
associatedWith Bingham family. family
associatedWith Bingham family. family
associatedWith Bingham, Ursula Griswold, 1908-1996. person
associatedWith Bingham, Woodbridge. person
associatedWith Borchard, Edwin Montefiore, 1884-1951. person
associatedWith Chauvin, Michael. person
associatedWith Crawford, Jack Randall, 1878-1968. person
associatedWith Delano, William Adams, 1874-1960. person
correspondedWith Fletcher, Duncan Upshaw, 1859-1936. person
associatedWith Gallatin, Gaspard Gabriel, 1758-1838. person
associatedWith Griffith, Beatrice Fox, b. 1890, person
associatedWith Griffith, Charles F. person
associatedWith Haines, Lynn, 1876-1929. person
associatedWith Hare, Michael, 1909-1968 person
associatedWith Hare, Michael Meredith, 1909-1968. person
associatedWith Harrison, Marcia R., 1918-2001. person
associatedWith Hispanic Society of America. corporateBody
associatedWith Houghton Mifflin Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Huntington, Archer M. (Archer Milton), 1870-1955. person
associatedWith Lambert, Samuel W. (Samuel Waldron), 1859-1942. person
associatedWith Lindbergh, Charles A. (Charles Augustus), 1902-1974. person
associatedWith Macdonald, Dwight. person
associatedWith MacDonald, Dwight. person
associatedWith Morrow, Dwight W. (Dwight Whitney), 1873-1931. person
associatedWith National Geographic Society Yale University Peruvian Expedition, 1915 corporateBody
associatedWith Reisman, Leo, 1897-1961 person
associatedWith Seymour, George Dudley, 1859-1945. person
associatedWith Stedman, Edmund Clarence, 1833-1908. person
associatedWith Stokes, Anson Phelps, 1874-1958. person
associatedWith United States. President (1909-1913 : Taft) corporateBody
associatedWith Walworth, Arthur, 1903- person
associatedWith Yale Peruvian Expedition (1911) corporateBody
associatedWith Yale University. President's Office. corporateBody
associatedWith Yale University. President's Office. corporateBody
associatedWith Yale University. President's Office. corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
Machu Picchu Site (Peru)
Nan-ching shih (China)
Connecticut
Hawaii
Japan
Yorktown (Va.)
United States
United States
China
Shanghai (China)
Subject
Explorers--Correspondence
Labor unions
Sino--Japanese Conflict, 1931-1933
Occupation
Collector
Lecturers
Educators
Governors--Connecticut
Explorers
Senators, U.S. Congress--Connecticut
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Birth 1875-11-19

Death 1956-06-06

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