Rev. George Bryce (1844-1931) was born at Mount Pleasant, Ontario. In 1871 he graduated from Knox College in Toronto, was ordained as a Presbyterian minister, and was selected by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church to travel to Red River to found a college and a church, both of which he did. He founded Manitoba College and Knox Presbyterian Church. He was one of the founders of the University of Manitoba and taught science there. He was also one of the founders of the Manitoba Historical and Scientific Society, later the Manitoba Historical Society, and served two terms as its president. Bryce had a wide variety of interests and wrote books and pamphlets and delivered papers before the Manitoba Historical and Scientific Society in the fields of history, archaeology, geology, and theology. In 1902 he was elected to the Royal Society of Canada and served as its president in 1910. After the death of his wife, he returned to Ontario.