James Graham 1682-1742
James GRAHAM, 1st Duke of Montrose 1682-1742
Son of James Graham, 3rd marquess of Montrose, he succeeded as 4th marquess on his father's death in 1685. A strong supporter of the protestant succession and of union with England, he was made duke of Montrose by Queen Anne in 1707 and sat in the House of Lords for a number of years.
Used engraved bookplates:
Franks 12444 (Graham), His Grace James, Duke of Montrose. *485 (Graham), His Grace James, Duke of Montrose. (Another impression of the last plate.)
Franks 12445 (Graham), His Grace the Duke of Montrose. (The last plate with inscription altered.)
Examples: Clements Collection National Art Library (CLE JJ1).
- Gambier Howe, E. R. J. Franks bequest: catalogue of British and American book plates bequeathed to the ... British Museum. London, 1903.
- Sunter, Ronald M. "Graham, James, first duke of Montrose (1682–1742), landowner and politician." Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.