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Dr. Divie Bethune McCartee (1820-1900), medical missionary and consular envoy to China and Japan, served overseas for nearly forty years.

Appointed by the Board of Foreign Missions (BFM), Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. in 1843, he served in Ningpo, China as a physician and de facto consul from 1844 to 1861. He married fellow missionary Juana M. Knight McCartee (d. 1906) in 1853. Appointed vice-consul to Japan in 1862, McCartee resumed mission work in Ningpo in 1865. Assigned by the Chinese government as an envoy to Japan in 1872, McCartee remained in Tokyo in various capacities until 1877. In 1887, the McCartees were reappointed by the BFM to the Japan mission, where they served until Dr. McCartee's retirement in 1900. Dr. McCartee's published works included treatises on Asian history, linguistics, natural science, medicine, politics, and religion.

From the description of McCartee Family Papers, 1854-1906 [microform] (Presbyterian Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 710983235

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Missionaries, Medical


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