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Divie Bethune Mccartee

Divie Bethune Mccartee, American missionary, diplomat, educator.


  • Mccartee, Divie Bethune was born on January 13, 1820 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Robert and Jessie (Bethune) Mccartee.

  • Education

    • Attended Columbia; Doctor of Medicine, University Pennsylvania, 1840.


    • Appointed missionary to China by Presbyterian Board, 1843. Founded, ran mission in Ningpo, China, 1844-1862, also American consul, Ningpo, 1857. Vice consul, Chefoo, Japan, 1862-1865.

      Became interpreter to consul staff, Shanghai, China, 1872. Professor of law and science Tokyo Imperial U., 1872-1877, also curator Botanical Gardens. Became secretary to Chinese legation in Japan, 1877.

      Counselor to Japanese legation, Washington, District of Columbia, 1885-1887.


    • Married Joanna M. Knight, 1853.
    • father: Robert Mccartee
    • mother: Jessie (Bethune) Mccartee
    • spouse: Joanna M. Knight
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    Born January 13, 1820
    Died July 17, 1900
    (aged 80)