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F.R.S.C., Toronto, editor of the " Canada Methodist Magazine," was born August 6th, IS39, at Toronto. He received his education at Toronto Acadeiny, Victoria College, Cobourg, and Toronto University, graduating from the latter with the degree of B. A. in iS63. Previous to entering college, he spent three rears in the office of William Hay, architect, of Toronto. He was ordained at Hamilton in iS64, and served the church at Water-ford, Aontreal, Hamilton, Toronto, Niagara, and Hamilton a second time. He was originally connected with the New Connexion Methodist body, but joined the Wesleyan Conference in i S67, and was an ardent advocate of union. In 1, 74 lie became editor of the " Canadian Methodist Magazine " and Sundae School periodicals. Dr. Withrow

was elected a Fellow of the Royal Societe of Canada in iSS3. He is a member of the Historical Society-, Montreal, of the Senate and Board of Regents of Victoria University, of the Senate of Wesleyan Theological College, Montreal, and was formerly a member of the Senate of Toronto University. He is secretary of the Sunday School Board and Ep-\vorth League of the Methodist Church, and has been a member of the last four General Conferences. In politics he is Reform. He was married in iS64 to Sarah A. Smith, Simcoe, Ont. Dr. Withrow is the author of a number of works of

rare merit and literary ability. Perhaps the most notable of these is " The Catacombs of Rome," which has now reached its fifth edition in England, and has received the highest possible commendations. His larger ~v orks are his " History of the Dominion of Canada," and " Our Own Country : Picturesque and Descriptive." He is also author of a number of smaller volumes, among which are " Valeria, the Alartyr of the Catacombs : A Tale of Earl- Christian Life in Rome;"

" Neville Trueman, the Pioneer Preacher;" " The King's Messenger," " The Romance of Missions," etc.


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