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NELLES, Samuel Sobieski, Canadian educator, born in Mount Pleasant, Ontario, 17 October, 1823; died in Cobourg, 17 October, 1887. He was graduated at Wesleyan university in 1846, entered the ministry of the Methodist church in 1847, and preached successively at Port Hope, Toronto, and London, Canada. He was appointed president of Victoria college in September, 1850, and held that office till his death. Queen's university gave him the degree of D. D. in 1860, and Victoria university that of LL. D. in 1873. He was the author of a text-book on logic.
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