Quebec History Marianopolis College

Date Published:
July 2005

L’Encyclopédie de l’histoire du Québec / The Quebec History Encyclopedia


Robert Alexander Fyfe


Fyfe, Robert Alexander (1816-878), principal of the Canadian Literary Institute, Woodstock, Ontario (1860-78), was born at St. André, near Montreal, Lower Canada, in 1816, of Scottish parentage. He was educated at Madison University, New York, and at the Newton Theological Seminary, near Boston, where he graduated in 1842. He was ordained a minister of the Baptist Church, and was the pastor of several churches in Canada and in the United States. In 1860 he became principal of the newly-organized Baptist college at Woodstock, Ontario, and he retained this position until his death at Woodstock on September 4, 1878. He was the author of The teaching of the New Testament in regard to the soul (Toronto, 1859), and several pamphlets. See J. E. Wells, Life and labors of Robert Alex. Fyfe (Toronto, n.d.).

Source  : W. Stewart WALLACE, ed., The Encyclopedia of Canada, Vol. II, Toronto, University Associates of Canada, 1948, 411p., p. 411. 


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