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Lord Dufferin

Lord Dufferin

A carte-de-visite portrait of Frederick Temple Hamilton Temple-Blackwood (1826-1902), 1st Marquess of Dufferin and Ava, Governor General of Canada (1872-1878) and Viceroy of India (1884-1888).

Lord Dufferin, an Irish nobleman (his family seat in Ireland was Candeboye) had a brilliant wit and was also a great speaker, writer, courtier and diplomat. The posts which he adorned included British Commissioner in Syria (1860), Under Secretary for India (1864-1866), Under Secretary of War (1866), Governor General of Canada (1872-1878), ambassador to St. Petersburg (1879), ambassador to Turkey (1881) and Viceroy of India (1884-1888).

He was also the author of Letters from High Latitudes, an account of his voyage to Iceland on his yacht Foam.

Photographed by Camille Silvy of London in 1860.


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