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Victor Alexander Bruce, ninth earl of Elgin and thirteenth earl of Kincardine (1849–1917) by Elliott & Fry, 1886 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Bruce, Victor Alexander, ninth earl of Elgin and thirteenth earl of Kincardine (1849–1917), politician and viceroy of India, was the eldest son of James Bruce, eighth earl of Elgin (1811–1863), and his second wife, Lady Mary Louisa Lambton (1819–1898), daughter of the first earl of Durham...

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Sir James Fergusson of Kilkerran, sixth baronet (1832–1907) by James Russell & Sons © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Fergusson, Sir James, of Kilkerran, sixth baronet (1832–1907), politician and colonial governor, was born on 18 March 1832 in Edinburgh, the eldest of four sons of Sir Charles Dalrymple-Fergusson of Kilkerran, fifth baronet (1800–1849), of Kilkerran in Ayrshire, and his wife, Helen (...

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Morrison, William Shepherd, first Viscount Dunrossil (1893–1961), speaker of the House of Commons and governor-general of Australia, was born at Torinturk, Argyll, on 10 August 1893, the sixth son of John Morrison (b. 1842), who had been a diamond prospector in South Africa...