The Indian Biographical Dictionary (1915)/Elgin, 9th Earl of; Victor Bruce
Elgin, 9th Earl of Great, 1633; Earl of Kincardine and Baron Bruce of Torry. 1647; Baron Bruce of , 1603 (Scot); Baron Elgin, 1849 (Utd. Kgdm), by virtue of which title he has a seat in the House of Lords; P.C. 1886; K.G. 1889; G.C.S.I., G.C.I.E. 1894; Victor Alexander Bruce; e.s. of the 8th Earl by his 2nd wife; b. at Montreal, Lower Canada, 1849; m. Lady Constance Mary, C. L., 1876; wife died, 1909; educ; at Eton and Balliol College, Oxford; B.A., 1873; M.A., 1877; D.C.L., 1899; Hony. LL.D. (Glasgow), 1903; succeeded his father, 1863: Treasurer, Royal Household, and First Commissioner of works, 1886; Viceroy and Governor-General, India, 1894-99; Secretary of State for the Colonies, 1905-08; Chairman, Royal Cominission on war in South Africa, 1902; Chairman, Royal Commission on Free Churches Controversy in Scotland, 1904; Chairman, Royal Commission to administer Scotland Churches Act, 1905; Member, Committee of Council on Education in Scotland; Lord-Lieutnant of Fife: President, Fife territory Force Association; Lieutenant, Royal Company of Archers; heir: s. Edward James, Lord Bruce; b. 1881; Address: Broomhall, , Fife. Clubs: Travellers’ Brooks’s and New (Edin).