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Alexander McWhorter, DD (1734–1807)
Date: ca. 1795-1800
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Medium: Pastel on brown paper
Dimensions: Overall: 9 3/4 x 7 5/8 in. ( 24.8 x 19.4 cm )
Description: Portrait
Credit Line: Gift of George C. McWhorter
Object Number: 1895.6
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McWhorter was born in New Castle County, Delaware, the son of Scottish parents who had come to America about 1730. He was ordained as a Presbyterian minister in 1759 and in the years that followed held pastorates in Newark, New Jersey, in Boston, and in Charlotte, North Carolina. His portrait was a gift to the Society from his great-grandson.


"Stories in Sterling: Four Centuries of Silver in New York," New-York Historical Society, May 4–September 23, 2012.