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Skiers in Ottawa, 1895. Lord Frederick Hamilton introduced the sport of skiing to Canada in 1887.

Lord Frederick Spencer Hamilton (13 October 1856 – 11 August 1928) was a Conservative Party politician in the United Kingdom , the sixth son of James Hamilton, 1st Duke of Abercorn and Lady Louisa Jane Russell.

He was Second Secretary of the Diplomatic Service (1877–1884) and Member of Parliament (MP) for Manchester South West (1885–1886) and North Tyrone (1892–1895). Lord Frederick also wrote the books "Here, There and Everywhere", "The Days Before Yesterday" and "Vanished Pomps of Yesterday".

While serving as aide-de-camp to Lord Lansdowne, then Governor-General of Canada, in Ottawa, Lord Frederick was the first person to introduce skiing to Canada.[1]

From 1896 to 1900, he was editor of the Pall Mall Magazine.[2] He never married and died without children.



  1. ^ Hamilton, Lord Frederick Spencer. "IX". The Days before Yesterday. Retrieved 2006-12-03.  
  2. ^ "The Pall Mall Magazine". Retrieved 2006-12-03.  

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
New constituency Member of Parliament for Manchester South West
Succeeded by
Jacob Bright
Preceded by
Lord Ernest William Hamilton
Member of Parliament for North Tyrone
Succeeded by
Charles Hare Hemphill


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