From the Book of Eminent Burgesses of Dundee 1513 to 1885.

Robert Adam Philips Duncan Haldane, Earl of Camperdown - 7th August 1883

 

THE RIGHT HON. ROBERT ADAM PHILIPS DUNCAN HALDANE, EARL OF CAMPERDOWNWERE ALL WAS ADMITTED BURGESS OF DUNDEE, IN RESPECT OF His HIGH CHARACTER, EMINENT POSITIONS, AND PUBLIC SERVICES.

The occasion upon which the names of three noblemen were inscribed on the Burgess Roll was the opening of University College, Dundee, with the erection and constitution of which the EARL OF CAMPERDOWN and the EARL OF DALHOUSIE had been closely associated. Both these noble Earls were present at the opening ceremony, and acknowledged the honour which had thus been conferred upon them. LORD ROSEBERY was then absent on a tour through the Australian colonies, but at a later date (15th April, 1884) he appeared in Dundee, and delivered an address on the occasion of receiving his Burgess Ticket.


ROBERT ADAM HALDANE PHILIPS DUNCAN HALDANE, third EARL OF CAMPERDOWN, is the elder son of ADAM, VISCOUNT DUNCAN, and second EARL OF CAMPERDOWN, who was admitted Burgess on 12th November, 1851 (vide page 282 ' ), and is the descendant and representative of the DUNCANS of Lundie, whose names appear frequently on preceding pages of this volume.

He was born on 28th May, 1841, and was educated at Eton and at Balliol College, Oxford, where he took his degree as B.A., with First Class in Classics in 1861. He was Lord in Waiting to Her Majesty from 1868 till 1870, and was a Civil Lord of the Admiralty from 1870 to 1874. Like his father, the late EARL, LORD CAMPERDOWN has ever taken a deep interest in the progress of the Harbour of Dundee, and has long sat as one of the Harbour Trustees representing the County. He is one of the members of the Council of University College, and his name has been associated with that institution from the time of its first proposal.