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Ryerson, Egerton
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(Mar 24, 1803, Norfolk County, upper Canada – Feb 19, 1882, Toronto, Canada), son of British loyalists. As a skilled defender of denominational interests, he became the first editor of the newspaper The Christian Guardian in 1829, only two years after his ordination, while principal of the newly formed Methodist Victoria College. In 1884 he became superintendent of schools in Canada West (later Ontario). Until his retirement in 1876, Ryerson was the province’s leading educator and laid the foundations for a free a…

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van Die, Marguerite, “Ryerson, Egerton”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 19 November 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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