Authorised form of nameDuff; Sir; Mountstuart Elphinstone Grant (1829 - 1906)
Other forms of nameMountstuart Elphinstone
Other forms of surnameGrant Duff
Dates1829 - 1906
Place of birthEden, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Date of birth21 February 1829
Place of deathHis house on Chelsea Embankment, London
Date of death11 or 12 January 1906
Dates and placesBurial:
Elgin Cathedral, Morayshire
Edinburgh; Balliol College, Oxford. BA (1850), MA (1853)
Called to the Bar (1854); MP for Elgin (1857-1881); Lord Rector of Aberdeen University (1866-1872); Under Secretary of State for India (1868-1874); Privy Councillor (1880); Governor of Madras (1881-1886); returned to England (1887);
CIE 1881; GCSI 1887
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election03/02/1881
RelationshipsElder son of James Grant Duff and his wife Jane Catherine, daughter of Sir Whitelaw Ainslie, surgeon in the HEIC; married (13 April 1859) Anna Julia, daughter of Edward Webster of North Lodge, Ealing
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
TR gives date of death as 11 January 1906. At Head of certificate: Certificate of a Candidate of the privileged class for Election
Virtual International Authority File
Royal Society codeNA6623
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
MS/373/1/39Letter from Montstuart Elphinstone Grant Duff, 11 Chelsea Embankment, to [Thomas Edward] Thorpe3 June 1900
NLB/4/1101Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to the Right Honourable, Sir Mountstuart Elphinstone Grant Duff, Fellow of the Royal Society17 January 1891
NLB/12/325Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to C Hobson, York House, Twickenham, Middlesex29 January 1895
NLB/15/148Copy letter from Theodore E James, to Messrs Harrison and Sons6 July 1897
NLB/16/260Copy letter from Michael Foster, Sir M E Grant Duff, Fellow of the Royal Society, 11 Chelsea Embankment, S.W.3 March 1898
NLB/32/142Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to [Messrs Harrison & Sons]15 January 1906
EC/1881/02Duff, Sir Mountstuart Elphinstone Grant : certificate of election to the Royal Society
MC/12/147Letter from M E [Mountstuart Elphinstone] Grant Duff, Colonial Office, to the Royal Society7 February 1801
MC/12Volume 12 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1880-1883
MC/15/244'Orthography of Geographical Names' by [Mountstuart Elphinstone] Grant Duff11 December 1891
MC/15Volume 15 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1889-1892
MC/17Volume 17 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1897-1899
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