The Earl of Elgin (Classic Reprint) by George Mckinnon WrongThe Earl of Elgin (Classic Reprint) by George Mckinnon Wrong

The Earl of Elgin (Classic Reprint)

byGeorge Mckinnon Wrong

Paperback | July 31, 2018

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Excerpt from The Earl of Elgin

The chief material for the Life of Lord Elgin is in admirable form. He was fortunate in his private secretaries. One of them, Mr. Lawrence Oliphant, in his Episodes in a Life of Adven ture, describes a part of Lord Elgin's Canadian career, and in The Earl of Elgin's Mission to China and Japan he gives a lucid account of his chief' s diplomacy in the East. The late Lord Loch was Lord Elgin's private secretary on the second mission to China, and wrote a spirited Narrative of Events in China; while a member of Lord Elgin's party, Mr. Bowlby, the correspondent of T be T ims, wrote for that newspaper very able despatches, abruptly ended by his seizure and death at the hands of the Chinese during the march on Pekin. Lord Elgin himself was an admirable letter-writer. After his death, Extracts from the Letters of James, Earl of Elgin, etc., to Mary Louisa, Countess of Elgin, 1847 were privately printed, and were used extensively by Mr. Theodore Walrond in his Letters and Journals of Lord Elgin. In addition, Lord Elgin's despatches and speeches of course help to explain his career.

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Title:The Earl of Elgin (Classic Reprint)Format:PaperbackDimensions:398 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.82 inPublished:July 31, 2018Publisher:FB&C LtdLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1331216168

ISBN - 13:9781331216162

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