William Craven 1668-1711

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William CRAVEN, 2nd Baron Craven 1668-1711

Bookplate of William Craven, 2nd Baron Craven (BM Franks Collection *74)

Biographical Note

Of Coombe Abbey, Warwickshire; he inherited the title of Baron Craven from his uncle William Craven, Earl of Craven. Lord Lieutenant of Berkshire, 1702.


Craven used an engraved armorial bookplate (Franks 7271-2/*74); the extent and disposition of his library is not known.


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