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Divie Bethune Mccartee

missionary , diplomat , educator

Divie Bethune Mccartee, American missionary, diplomat, educator.

Background

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.

Career

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.

Connections

Married Joanna M. Knight, 1853.

father:
Robert Mccartee

mother:
Jessie (Bethune) Mccartee

spouse:
Joanna M. Knight