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[Bookplate for Lord Francis Gray by Daniel Lizars and William Home]
[Bookplate for Lord Francis Gray by Daniel Lizars and William Home]
Title[Bookplate for Lord Francis Gray by Daniel Lizars and William Home]
CreatorLizars, Daniel ; Home, William
Date Created1830
Sort Date1830
DescriptionThis heraldic bookplate consists of an escutcheon, gules (red), charged with a lion rampant, with an engrailed bordure, argent (silver). The shield is supported by a lion rampant guardant on each site. Above the shield is a crown denoting baron status, and directly above the crown is a crest of an anchor upon a straight wreath. Immediately below the shield is another crest, a swan, also upon a straight wreath. Extending out from the bottom of the shield are two banners, with bookplate test within. The bookplate is bordered by an elaborate leaf design.
Extent1 bookplate : steel engraving ; 8 x 10 cm
Subject - GeographicEdinburgh (Scotland)
Personal NamesGray, Francis, Lord
TypeStill Image
NotesMost likely belonging to the 14th Lord Gray, Francis Gray (1765-1842), who was born to Lord John Gray, the 11th Earl Gray, and Margaret Blair on 1 September of 1765 and died at the age of 76 on 20 August, 1842. He gained his title on 12 December, 1807, after gaining the rank of Major in 1793 in the service of the Breadalbane Fencibles (or the Perthshire Regiment). He also held office of Postmaster-General for Scotland from 1807-1810, and Representative Peer for Scotland from 1812-1841. He married Mary-Ann Johnson, daughter of Lieutenant-Colonel James Johnson. Creator William Home (b.1788) was the son of Daniel Lizars and was based in Edinburgh. Daniel Lizars died in 1812, and William Home in 1859. Blank plaque has been written on at least two separate times. Three characters are written in brown ink, and then crossed off with black ink ; the number '3' is visible over the right end of the scored line, along with another character in black ink immediately sub-script.
1) Creator information from Fincham, H.W. The Artists & Engravers of British & American Bookplates. London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co. Ltd., 1897.
2) "Francis Gray, 14th Lord Gray." The Peerage. 7 Nov. 2007.
3) "The Breadalbane Fencibles 1793-1802." Land Forces of Britain, The Empire and Commonwealth. 7 Nov. 2007.
4) Brown, James. A History of the Highlands and Highland Clans. Vol. 4. Glasgow: A. Fullarton, 1843. Digitized by Googlebooks, 11 Jun. 2007. Original from the New York Public Library.
5) Lodge, Edmund. "Gray, Baron." The Peerage of the British Empire at Present Existing. London: Saunders and Otley, 1832. Digitized by Google Books, 4 April 2006. Accessed 8 Nov. 2007.
Access IdentifierBP MUR ENG P G739
Digital IdentifierBP_MUR_ENG_P_G739
Is Part OfRBSC Bookplates
SourceOriginal Format: University of British Columbia. Library. Rare Books and Special Collections. Thomas Murray Bookplates Collection. BP MUR ENG P G739
Date Available2007
Publisher - DigitalVancouver : University of British Columbia Library
RightsImages provided for research and reference use only. Permission to publish, copy, or otherwise use these images must be obtained from Rare Books and Special Collections:
TranscriptANCHOR FAST ANCHOR The Rt. Honble. Lord Gray
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