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Sir Frederick Bruce, British ambassador in Washington, dies suddenly in Boston, Massachusetts.

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09/19/1867

Sir Frederick Bruce, the youngest son of the Earl of Elgin, was a career diplomat who had served in China, South America, and Egypt before being named to replace Lord Lyons as Britain's ambassador to the United States.  He arrived in Washington just before the death of Abraham Lincoln and served as a popular and effective diplomat until his sudden death in Boston, Massachusetts on this day. His body was returned to Scotland for burial.  He was fifty-three years old.  (By John Osborne)

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"Sir Frederick Bruce," Harper's Weekly Magazine, October 5, 1867, p. 625.

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