Excerpt from A Missionary Pioneer in the Far East: A Memorial of Divie Bethune McCartee Divie Bethune McCartee was one of the distinctive pioneers in the missionary enterprise of the American Churches in the Far East. His career covered the opening of China and Japan to missionary effort, and it embraced the wide range of activity and service so characteristic of the missionary founders. He was physician, scientist, educator, diplomatist, scholar, author, evangelist. His te books and diaries are full of his careful studies in medicine, archaeology, history and botany. His personality was delightfully fresh and original and the reminiscences of his life which he left behind and which are embodied in this memorial are of the highest value, t only as a revelation of his own character and spirit but also as a record of the beginnings of Christian Missions and civilization in China and Japan. Divie Bethune McCartee was born in Philadelphia on the 13th of January, 1820, as the oldest of ten children. His parents were both natives of New York City, where both of his grandfathers were prosperous merchants, esteemed as men of wealth, piety and philanthropy. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.