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Earl of Elgin

A Thomas Annan photograph of a portrait of James Bruce, 8th Earl of Elgin and 12th Earl of Kincardine (1811-1863). The painting was by Sir Francis Grant.

The earl was a diplomat and Governor-General of Canada, 1847-1854. He was elected Lord Rector of the University of Glasgow in 1859 and served briefly as Viceroy of India.

Reference: Mitchell Library, GC 920.041435 COR

Reproduced with the permission of Glasgow City Council, Libraries Information and Learning

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