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Gordon, the Hon. Arthur Charles Hamilton.
pens. at
TRINITY, Nov. 25, 1846. [4th] s. of
George Hamilton (1800) [4th] Earl of Aberdeen [by his second wife, Harriet]. B.
Nov. 26, 1829 [at
Argyll House, London]. Matric. Michs. 1847; M.A. 1851. President of the Union,
1849. Adm. ad
at Oxford, Feb. 19, 1852; Hon. D.C.L. (Oxford) 1879. Private
Secretary to his father, as
Prime Minister, 1852-5. M.P. for Beverley, 1854-7. Went to the Ionian Islands as
Private Secretary
to Gladstone, 1858. Governor of New Brunswick, 1861-6; of Trinidad, 1866-70; of
Mauritius, 1871-4;
of the Fiji Islands, 1875-80. High Commissioner and Consul-General for W.
Pacific, 1877-82. Governor
of New Zealand, 1880-2; of Ceylon, 1883-90. Chairman of Bank of Mauritius.
Created Baron Stanmore of
Middlesex, Aug. 21, 1893. C.M.G., 1859. K.C.M.G., 1871. G.C.M.G., 1878. Married,
Sept. 20, 1865,
Rachel Emily, dau. of Sir John George Shaw Lefevre. Author of a Life of
his father and a
Memoir of Sydney Herbert; also published records of public and private
life at Fiji, where he
had inaugurated the government. 'In his dealings with native races, especially
in Fiji, he laid down
principles which have had a lasting influence.' A friend of Charles Kingsley,
Samuel Wilberforce and
Roundell Palmer, first Earl of Selborne. Died Jan. 30, 1912, at 47, Cadogan
Place, London. Brother
of George J. J. (1834) and Douglas H. (1842). (Scots Peerage, I. 97;
Al. Oxon.; D.N.B.;
Dict. of N.Z.
, 109; The Times, Jan. 31, 1912; G. W. Prothero,
Henry Bradshaw;
Scott, MSS.; Burke, P. and B. (Stanmore).)
Hon. Arthur Charles Hamilton GORDON
Approx. lifespan: 1829–1912
pens. Trinity College adm1846:11:25
[4th] s. of Gordon, George Hamilton <qual>[4th] Earl of Aberdeen</qual> (1800)
s. of by his second wife "> Harriet GORDON
b. Argyll House, London 1829:11:26
Matric 1847:10MT:
MA 1851
President of Cambridge Union Society 1849
Adm ad eundem at 1852:02:19
Hon. DCL Oxford 1879
Private Sec. to his father: /job]]Prime Minister 1852-55
M.P.: for Beverley, [ East Riding of Yorkshire ] 1854-57
Private Sec: to Gladstone Ionian Islands, [ Greece ] 1858
Governor of: New Brunswick, [ Canada ] 1861-66
Governor of: Trinidad 1866-70
Governor of: Mauritius 1871-74
Governor of: Fiji 1875-80
High Commissioner and Consul-General: for W. Pacific 1877-82
Governor of: New Zealand 1880-82
Governor of: Ceylon 1883-90
Chairman of Bank of Mauritius Mauritius
Created "> Baron Stanmore of MIDDLESEX 1893:08:21
CMG 1859
KCMG 1871
GCMG 1878
m. "> Rachel Emily LEFEVRE dau. of Sir John George Shaw LEFEVRE 1865:09:20
Author of a Life of his father and a Memoir of"> Sydney HERBERT ; also published records of public and private life at Fiji , where he had inaugurated the government
'In his dealings with native races, especially in Fiji, he laid down principles which have had a lasting influence'"/>
A friend of Charles KINGSLEY
A friend of Samuel WILBERFORCE
A friend of Roundell PALMER, first Earl of Selborne
d. 47 Cadogan Place, London 1912:01:30
brother of George J. J. GORDON (1834)
brother of Douglas H. GORDON (1842)
Refs: Scots Peerage, I. 97 Refs: Al. Oxon. Refs: D.N.B. Refs: Dict. of N.Z., 109 Refs: The Times 1912:01:31 Refs: G. W. Prothero, Henry Bradshaw Refs: Scott, MSS . Refs: Burke, P. and B. (Stanmore).