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modernized, and in every way made a comfortable dwelling place.

Without undue delay, the Board received word of Dr. Bruce Taylor's
acceptance of the office, thanked him for his favorable consideration,
and expressed the wish that he might take over the Principal's
work by the first of December. Suitable residence would be provided
for the family until the University was ready for occupation.

Dr. Bruce Taylor was the third man sought for Principalship
in St. Paul's Church, Montreal. The first was the Rev. William
Snodgrass, D.D., 1864; the second, the Rev. James Barclay,
D.D., who declined; and the third, the Rev. Dr. Bruce
Taylor, D.D., the present Principal. A member of the
Board was over heard to remark that it was easier to
get a Principal for Queen's, high as the standard was for
the man and his qualifications, than a minister for
St Paul's, Montreal. Twice, however, St Paul's had to yield
the palm to Queen's, and Dr. Bruce Taylor was received.

Born, 1869, at Cardross, Scotland, he assumed the
Principalship in his very prime, 1917, backed by a large
fund of rich and varied experience in different fields
of scholarly and ministerial activity. After exceptionally
good preparatory training, and in the fellowship
of such class-mates as Hugh Black, now a Professor in
Union Seminary, New York, and David Smith, Professor
in Belfast College, Ireland, young Bruce Taylor
entered Glasgow University in 1887, and graduated


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