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DULLES, John Welsh, editor, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 4 November 1823" died there, 13 April 1887. He was graduated at Yale in 1844, and at Union theological seminary, New York City, in 1848, after spending two years in the study of medicine. He was a missionary in southern India in 1849'53, and in the latter year took charge of the missionary work of the American Sunday School union. He became secretary of the publication committee of the Presbyterian general assembly in 1856, and, on the union of the two branches of the Church in 1870, was chosen editorial secretary of the united board of publication, editing the tracts, books, and periodicals issued by that body. Princeton gave him the degree of D.D. in 1871. Dr. Dulles visited Europe in 1874, traveled in Egypt, Syria, Asia Minor, and Greece in 1878'9, and journeyed through Spain and Algeria in 1884. He was a nephew of John Welsh, late minister to England. He was the author of "The Soldier's Friend" (Philadelphia, 1861), the first religious manual prepared for the army during the war for the Union, and subsequently wrote "Life in India" (Philadelphia, 1855) and " The Ride Through Palestine" (1881).
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