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