Charles Dormer 1632-1709

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Charles DORMER, 2nd Earl of Carnarvon 1632-1709

Bookplate of Charles Dormer (British Museum Franks Collection *109)

Biographical Note

Son of Robert Dormer, 1st Earl of Carnarvon; he inherited the title and family estates when his father was killed in the Battle of Newbury in 1643. Noted more for his hospitality and conviviality than for involvement in state affairs, he was a supporter and confidant of Queen Anne.


Dormer used an engraved armorial bookplate, dated 1705; the extent and disposition of his library is not known. His second wife Mary Dormer also used a bookplate.


  • Charles Dormer, Wikipedia.
  • Gambier Howe, E. R. J. Franks bequest: catalogue of British and American book plates bequeathed to the ... British Museum. London, 1903.