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Publication: Lord Elgin Collection add link
Issue: 1819-1908
Title: James Bruce, Earl of Elgin and Kincardine, and family fonds
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On 7 November 1846, Lord Elgin married Lady Mary Louisa Lambton (1819-1898), eldest daughter of John George Lambton, 1st Lord Durham, and niece of Earl Grey, then the Secretary of State for War and the Colonies. She and his elder daughter Lady Elma joined him at Montreal the following summer. Three sons were born during their residence in the Province of Canada (Victor Alexander, Robert and Charles); a fourth son (Frederick John) and a daughter Louisa Elizabeth after their return to Britain.