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CARTER, Peter, publisher, born in Earlston, Berwickshire, Scotland, 19 July, 1825. He came with his parents to the United States in May, 1832, and received a common-school education in Galway, Saratoga County, New York After spending eight years on a farm, he entered a book-store as a boy in 1840, and in November, 1848, became a partner in the publishing-house of Robert Carter & Brothers, New York city. He was superintendent of a colored Sabbath-school in New York for thirty years, beginning in September, 1856, became chairman of the publication committee of the National temperance society, New York, in 1865, was chosen secretary of the board of directors of the New York juvenile asylum in 1874, and became one of the council of New York University in 1882. He published a book of travels in Scotland, entitled " Crumbs from the Land o' Cakes" (Boston, 1851); selections from Scottish poets, with biographical sketches, under the title " Scotia's Bards" (New York, 1853); "Bertie Lee" (1862); " Donald Fra-zer" (1867); and "Little Effie's Home" (1869). The last three are for children, and have been reprinted in Great Britain.
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