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History: The First World Wheat King

Reprinted from the April 1952 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

The First World Wheat King
By Robert E. Campbell, 1007 Fairfield Road, Victoria, B.C.

‘J. Gough Brick was born in Shaftesbury, England. Entering mercantile life, his manner of living and character of his work soon brought him the notice of his employers and promotion followed. Soon he felt himself in a position to take unto himself a wife. Always his spare time had been in church work that brought him into close touch with the poor and needy of the parish. Gradually he became convinced that his life work should be of a social nature, and that to be successful he should become ordained. But to do so in England was beyond his finances. Moreover, he lacked the influence to procure himself a “living”.’

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