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  THE CELTIC MONTHLY:
  A MAGAZINE FOR HIGHLANDERS.
  Edited by JOHN MACKAY, Glasgow.
  No. 8. Vol. V.]
  MAY, 1897
  [Price Threepence.
  JAMES GRANT, GLASGOW.
  IprajHE (Jorrimouy branch of the (Jlau (iraut,
  VC' which ranks in seniority next to the
  ^'^ Earls of Seafield, has perha[is given to
  the world more distinguished men than any other
  branch of that clan. To exemplify this, we need
  only mention the names of .tames Grant, the
  author of "The Romance of War," who was the
  lineal head of the Corrimony family, and Lord
  Glenelg, who attained a position as a statesman
  which has not been equalled by any other
  Highlander within recent times. James Grant,
  whose portrait we present to our readers in this
  issue, is descended from the same branch througli
  a younger son of John IV. of Corrimony, by his
  wife, Katharine Maedonald, of the family of
  Sleat.
  His ancestors have lived for over 450 years
  in Glen Uriiuhait, where his father and mother,
  who celebrated their golden wedding last August,
  still reside, passing their declining years in
  contentment and happiness, and in no home in
  the Highlands are the old ideas of Highland
  hospitality more faithfully observed than at
  Oakbank, Glen Urquhart. This worthy couple
  have had the satisfaction of seeing their family,
  of whom there were sis sons and a daughter, all
  prosper in the world. They have also the
  satisfaction of hearing from their children the
  acknowledgment that the success which has
  attended them has been due, in a great measure,
  to the influences for good which were e.xercised
  by their parents over them as children. James
  Grant, who is the eldest of the family, was born
  at Glen Unjuhart on the I3th of April, 1847, so
  that he has just completed his fiftieth birthday,
  an event which was celebrated on that date by a
  few of his intimate Highland friends, at a dinner
  given to him in the Central Hotel, Glasgow, and
  the present is thus a fitting opportunity for his
  appearance in this magazine Coming to Glas-
  g'ow about '21 j'ears ago, he entered the warehouse
  of Messrs. Arthur & Co. Ltd., where he has
  risen step by step, until he is now one of the
  most respected and trusted representatives of
  that large establishment. Mr. Grant is a large-
  hearted man, and nothing pleases him better
  than to do a service to his fellow-countiymen,
  especially to young Highlanders who desire to
  get a situation. 8o great is his reputation for
  getting them employment that scarcely a day
  passes without some person being recommended
  to him for that puipose, and many a Highland
  lad owes his advancement in the world to Mr.
  • irant taking him in hand at the beginning of
  his career. Mr. Grant is an euthusiastic High-
  hinder, and is a member of several associations
  in Loudon, Glasgow, and Inverness. He is
  President of the Clan Grant Society, and of
  the Glasgow luverness-shire Association. He
  delig-hts in Highland music and Gaelic songs,
  and his well-known appreciation of these makes
  him a most welcome and popular chairman at
  the Saturday Gaelic Concerts. His affabilit3',
  frankness and modesty endear him to every
  person with whom he comes in contact, and if,
  as has been said, the respect in which a man is
  held be the best tribute to his virtue and
  character, the subject of our sketch has no reason
  to be dissatisfied with him.self ; for we question
  if he is Bot the most popular Highlander in
  (jlasgow. Mr. Grant is fond of sports, and he
  is never so much in his element as when playing
  a well-contested game at golf. On the 24th
  November, 188.5, Mr. Grant married Emily,

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