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Hon. Ralph Abercromby

Naturevolume 57page55 (1897) | Download Citation



RALPH ABERCROMBY was born in 1842, and was the youngest son of the third Lord Abercromby. His mother was a daughter of Lord Medwyn, a Lord of Session in Edinburgh. Several of his immediate relatives had been eminently distinguished. His great-grandfather, Sir Ralph Abercromby, who died in 1801, in the moment of victory, at the Battle of Alexandria, had served his country with brilliant distinction, in the West . Indies (Trinidad) and at the Helder.


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