James Lamont

Sir James Lamont, 1st Baronet (26 April 1828 – 29 July 1913) was a Scottish explorer, particularly known for his travels in the Arctic; he also travelled to Africa and the West Indies. He was a fellow of the Geological Society of London and the Royal Geographical Society.[1][2] Lamont Island in the Franz Josef Land archipelago of Russia is named for him.

He served as the Liberal member of parliament for Buteshire (1865–68).[1][2] In 16 July 1910, he was created a Baronet[1] of Knockdaw in the parish of Inverchaolain in the county of Argyll.[3][4]


  1. Jones, AGE. Lamont, Sir James, first baronet (1828–1913) Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004
  2. Darwin Correspondence Project: James Lamont, 1828–1913 (accessed 25 November 2009)
  3. Jones, A.G.E. (29 May 2014). "Lamont, Sir James, first baronet (1828-1913), Arctic yachtsman". www.oxforddnb.com. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/46828. Retrieved 27 January 2019.
  4. Wilson, John (1882). "The Gazetteer for Scotland". National Library of Scotland. p. 283. Retrieved 27 January 2019.
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Hon. George Boyle
Member of Parliament for Buteshire
Succeeded by
Sir Charles Dalrymple, Bt

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