M. E. Grant Duff

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Under-Secretary of State for India

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He served as the Under-Secretary of State for India from 1868 to 1874, Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies from 1880 to 1881 and the Governor of Madras from 1881 to 1886.

Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies

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He served as the Under-Secretary of State for India from 1868 to 1874, Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies from 1880 to 1881 and the Governor of Madras from 1881 to 1886.

Marina Beach

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The beach was extensively modified and layered with soft sand and was named "The Marina".
Mountstuart Elphinstone Grant Duff, the governor of Madras from 1881 to 1886, who was captivated by the beach on an earlier visit to the city in the late 1870s, conceived and built the promenade along the beach in 1884 by extensively modifying and layering with soft sand.

James Grant Duff

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He was born in Eden, Aberdeenshire, on 21 February 1829 to the distinguished British historian James Grant Duff. He was born in Eden, Banff, Banffshire on 21 February 1829, the elder son of James Grant Duff, a well known Indian official from Bombay Presidency and British Resident in the princely state of Satara, and his wife Jane Catherine, daughter of Sir Whitelaw Ainslie.
Duff died on 23 September 1858, leaving a daughter and two sons, of whom the elder, Mountstuart Elphinstone Grant Duff, M.P. for the Elgin Burghs, Under-Secretary for India 1868–1874, and Under-Secretary for the Colonies 1880–1881, and Governor of Madras Presidency 1881–1886.

Chingleput Ryots' Case

He was sharply criticized for the way he handled the Chingleput Ryots' Case and the arrests and trials following the Salem Riots of 1882.
The action of the then Governor of Madras M. E. Grant Duff provoked outrage all over the Presidency.

Iris grant-duffii

The iris was then named after him, Iris grant-duffii.
It was later found by Sir Mountstuart Elphinstone Grant Duff in the plain of Esdraelon (Jezreel Valley).

Elgin Burghs (UK Parliament constituency)

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He practised and taught law for a short time before starting a political life and entering the House of Commons as the Liberal Member of Parliament for Elgin Burghs.

Shiela Grant Duff

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Adrian's daughter was Shiela Grant Duff while his son, Neill, was killed at Houdetot near St Valery-en-Caux France in 1940 whilst serving with the Black Watch.
The youngest of four children, her paternal grandfather was Sir Mountstuart Elphinstone Grant Duff.

Mountstuart Elphinstone

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He was named after Mountstuart Elphinstone whom James Grant Duff regarded as his mentor.
The historian James Grant Duff named his son after Elphinstone.

Claire Annabel Caroline Grant Duff

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Their eldest daughter was Clare Annabel Caroline, wife of the financier Frederick Huth Jackson, whilst their third son, Adrian Grant-Duff, colonel of the Black Watch, was killed at the First Battle of the Aisne in September 1914.
She was the eldest daughter of Sir Mountstuart Grant Duff and Anna Julia Webster.

Frederick Huth Jackson

Their eldest daughter was Clare Annabel Caroline, wife of the financier Frederick Huth Jackson, whilst their third son, Adrian Grant-Duff, colonel of the Black Watch, was killed at the First Battle of the Aisne in September 1914.
In 1894, he married the poet and author Claire Annabel Caroline Grant Duff, the eldest daughter of Sir Mountstuart Grant Duff and Anna Julia Webster.

Alexander Asher

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In 1881, following the resignation of M. E. Grant Duff from the Elgin Burghs constituency, Asher was chosen to represent the Liberal Party at the 1881 Elgin Burghs by-election.

List of colonial Governors and Presidents of Madras

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He served as the Under-Secretary of State for India from 1868 to 1874, Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies from 1880 to 1881 and the Governor of Madras from 1881 to 1886.

Scotland

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E. Grant Duff before 1887 and as Sir Mountstuart Grant Duff''' thereafter, was a Scottish politician, administrator and author.

Balliol College, Oxford

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He had his education at Grange School and Balliol College, Oxford and graduated in law from the Inns of Court.

Inns of Court

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He had his education at Grange School and Balliol College, Oxford and graduated in law from the Inns of Court.

House of Commons of the United Kingdom

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He practised and taught law for a short time before starting a political life and entering the House of Commons as the Liberal Member of Parliament for Elgin Burghs.

Liberal Party (UK)

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He practised and taught law for a short time before starting a political life and entering the House of Commons as the Liberal Member of Parliament for Elgin Burghs.

Order of the Indian Empire

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He was made a Companion of the Order of the Indian Empire and a Grand Commander of the Order of the Star of India.

Order of the Star of India

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He was made a Companion of the Order of the Indian Empire and a Grand Commander of the Order of the Star of India.

Banff, Aberdeenshire

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He was born in Eden, Banff, Banffshire on 21 February 1829, the elder son of James Grant Duff, a well known Indian official from Bombay Presidency and British Resident in the princely state of Satara, and his wife Jane Catherine, daughter of Sir Whitelaw Ainslie.