Ryerson, John


Ryerson, John
(1800-1878)
   Born in Norfolk, Ontario. Educated at the public schools. In 1818 became a Wesleyan preacher, and active for many years in the establishment of missionary and other institutions of the Methodist-Episcopal Church. In 1854 sent by the Canadian Conference of that church on a visit to the missions of the London Wesleyan Committee in the North-West Territories. The result of his investigation was the transfer of the missions to Canadian control.
   Index: R President of Canada Conference Missionary Society, his views on proposed entry of British Methodists into Upper Canada, 89-90; his essays on the Methodists, 273; closely associated with Egerton Ryerson in Methodist Conference, etc., 281.
   Bib.: Hudson's Bay, or, A Missionary Tour.

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