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New Berlin in Chenango County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Anson Burlingame

 
 
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By Steve Stoessel, January 5, 2020
1. Anson Burlingame Marker
Inscription.  
In honor of
Anson Burlingame
Born in New Berlin
November 14th 1820
As minister to China under Lincoln,
he was the first to unite the Orient
and the Occident in affairs of state.

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics.
 
Location. 42° 37.423′ N, 75° 19.927′ W. Marker is in New Berlin, New York, in Chenango County. Marker is at the intersection of South Main Street (New York State Route 8) and Genesee Street (New York State Route 80), on the left when traveling south on South Main Street. Located in front of the New Berlin Library & Museum. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New Berlin NY 13411, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Historic Law Office (within shouting distance of this marker); St. Andrews Church and Cemetery (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); John P. Usher (approx. ¼ mile away); New Berlin (approx. 0.4 miles away); Site of Daniel Scribner's Home (approx. 2.2 miles away); Morris Village Historic District
Anson Burlingame Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Stoessel
2. Anson Burlingame Marker
(approx. 6.8 miles away); Town of Edmeston WWII Roll of Honor (approx. 6.8 miles away); William Yates (approx. 7.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Berlin.
 
Regarding Anson Burlingame. Burlingame was a state senator and also a Congressman (1855-1861). He denounced Rep. Preston Brooks for the latter’s assault of Sen. Charles Sumner. Brooks challenged Burlingame to a duel, but Brooks failed to show up for the contest.
 
Also see . . .  Anson Burlingame (Wikipedia). (Submitted on January 7, 2020, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York.)
 
The Late Anson Burlingame image. Click for full size.
Internet Archive
3. The Late Anson Burlingame
“We give on this page the portrait of Mr. Anson Burlingame, Chinese Envoy to the United States and European Powers, who died at St. Petersburg, Russia, on the 23rd of February, after an illness of only four days.” – Harper’s Weekly. Burlingame was appointed minister to the Qing Empire by Abraham Lincoln. After he retired the Chinese government appointed him envoy extraordinaire and minister plenipotentiary to lead a diplomatic mission from China to the United States and other European powers.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 7, 2020, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. This page has been viewed 67 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 7, 2020, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York.   3. submitted on August 28, 2020, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Michael Herrick was the editor who published this page.
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