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Dr. Hyde and Mr. Stevenson: The Life of the Rev. Dr. Charles McEwen Hyde including a discussion of the Open Letter of Robert Louis Stevenson

Length: 572 pages8 hours


Dr. Hyde and Mr. Stevenson is a biography of the Rev. Dr. Charles McEwen Hyde, one of the most influential Americans in 19th century Hawaii.

What manner of man was this Dr. Hyde? He was a truly good example of the New England-bred, community-minded leader who throughout the course of several generations formulated the pattern we speak of as "the American way."

What role did he play in the history of Hawaii? He was very influential in setting up of the Kamehameha Schools, the Bishop Museum, and various other institutions sponsored by the philanthropist Charles Reed Bishop. He was a major force behind the establishment of the Hawaiian Historical Society, a moving spirit in the development of the Library of Hawaii, and the founder of the Social Science Association in 1882 for which he served as secretary for seventeen years.

Also included is a discussion of the open letter of Robert Louis Stevenson.

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