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The Nuttall Encyclopedia

Elgin, James Bruce, 8th Earl of

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Statesman and diplomatist, born in London; governor of Jamaica and Canada; negotiated important treaties with China and Japan; rendered opportune assistance at the Indian Mutiny by diverting to the succour of Lord Canning an expedition that was proceeding to China under his command; after holding office as Postmaster-General he became Viceroy of India, where he died; his Journal and Letters are published (1811-1863).

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Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Elgin, James Bruce, 8th Earl of'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.

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