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The Charitable Irish Society of Halifax, Nova Scotia

The Honourable Frederick Temple, Earl of Dufferin, Governor-General of Canada, 1872-1878

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William Leggo, The History of the Administration of The Right Honorable Frederick Temple, Earl of Dufferin, late Governor General of Canada (Montreal, 1878), p. 18, summarizes Dufferin's interest in Ireland — "He early began to study the questions of land tenure, of the relation of landlord and tenant, and of Irish emigration; and, by his speeches in the House of Lords, his letters to The Times, his pamphlets, and his addresses at public meetings, he soon acquired a high reputation as an authority on these complex and harassing questions."

Reference no.: Charitable Irish Society Nova Scotia Archives accession no. 1987-190 no. 5A