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James Lamont


Scottish landowner, yachtsman, and explorer. Had estates in Scotland and the West Indies. Conducted a number of expeditions to the Arctic and Africa, often sailing in poorly charted waters, and wrote a number of popular travel books. MP for Buteshire, Scotland, 1865–8. Created baronet, 1910. Fellow of the Geological Society of London; fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, 1861–87.




ODNB: Oxford dictionary of national biography: from the earliest times to the year 2000. (Revised edition.) Edited by H. C. G. Matthew and Brian Harrison. 60 vols. and index. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2004.