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GEORGE W. BETHUNE - SIGNATURE(S) 02/11/1858 - HFSID 14111

 
GEORGE W. BETHUNE
Slip signed by the pastor and author in Brooklyn, affixed to an autograph card
Signature: "George W. Bethune/Brooklyn Feb. 11/58", 3½x1 slip, affixed to a 5x2¾ autograph card. George Washington Bethune (1805-1862) was a preacher-pastor of the Dutch Reformed Church and an author, publishing several works and poems. The son of a highly successful business merchant, Bethune studied theology at Princeton University. In 1827, he was appointed Pastor of his Dutch Reformed Church in New York, though he moved to several locations after his appointment. He was offered many positions during his life, including chaplaincy of the U.S. Military Academy, Chancellorship of New York University, and the Provostship of the University of Pennsylvania. He declined all of the offers. Bethune was an outspoken democrat who opposed slavery and enjoyed fishing, and would in anonymity, write for The Compleat Angler under a pseudonym. Fine condition.


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GEORGE W. BETHUNE
Born: March 18, 1805 in New York City, New York
Died: April 28, 1862 in Florence, Italy





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