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Originally appearing in Volume V05, Page 103 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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1ST BARON THOMAS PITT CAMELFORD (1737_1793), English politician and art patron, was a nephew of the 1st earl of Chatham. He sat in parliament from 1761 till 1784, siding against his uncle and following George Grenville, who was also a relative; and in 1784 he was raised to the peerage. He dabbled in architecture and the arts generally, and was a prominent figure in the artistic circles of his day. His son THOMAS PITT, 2nd Baron Camelford (1775-1804), who succeeded him in 1793, had an adventurous and misspent career in the navy, but is principally remembered for his death in a duel with Mr Best on the loth of March 1804, the title becoming extinct.
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CAMEL (from the Arabic Djemal or the Heb. Gamal)

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