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Dyer Ball


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Dyer Ball was an American missionary and medical doctor in China. Born in West Boylston, Massachusetts, Dyer Ball studied at Phillips Academy and at Yale College for two years. He graduate from Union College, New York, in 1826, and then studied Theology at Yale and Andover Theological Seminary. He received his licence to preach in 1828, one year after marrying Lucy Mills. After being ordained in 1831, he became an agent of the American Home Missionary Society in 1833, and settled in Florida where he taught, among other places, at St. Augustine school, Fla., and among the local African-American community. Meanwhile, as his appointment to a mission abroad was delayed due to financial circumstances, he also received a medical degree from a medical institution in Charleston, South Carolina, in 1837, and learnt Chinese.

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Google previewA Political and Economic Dictionary of East Asia (2005)

by James Hoare, Susan Pares

Dyer Ball, Richard Bowring, Sondra Buckley, Michael Dillon, Janet Hunter, Frederic M. Kaplan, Peter Kornicki, Colin Mackerras, Lynn Pan, David Robertson, Alan Sanders, Julian M. Sobin, Arthur ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Sinica, by Samuel Couling (1917)

by Samuel Couling

MARTIN, DYER BALL and a score of others published such works in English; but the two which have been the most used are WADE'S Yii-yen Tzfi-érh- Chi, 1867, (see Tzii-érh Chi), and Mnsan's Course of Mandarin ...

Google previewThe Baptist Encyclopaedia (1883)

A Dictionary of the Doctrines, Ordinances, Usages, Confessions of Faith, Sufferings, Labors, and Successes, and of the General History of the Baptist Denomination in All Lands: with Numerous Biographical Sketches of Distinguished American and Foreign Baptists, and a Supplement by William Cathcart

Dyer Ball, for many years a missionary in the East, with whose daughters, afterwards Mrs. French and Mrs. Hopper, T UPPER T ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Beasts and Monsters in Myth, Legend and Folklore (2016)

by Theresa Bane

Eitel, Ernest John, Nicholas Belfield Dennys, and James Dyer Ball. The China Review, Or, Notes and Queries O11 the Far East, ...

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