James Grant, a British journalist, born in Elgin, Scotland, in 1806. He started the "Elgin Courier " in 1827, and removed to London in 1834, where he soon formed a connection with the " Morning Advertiser," and became its editor in 1850. He has published "Random Recollections of the House of Commons " (London, 1836), "The Bench and the Bar" (2 vols., 1837), "The Metropolitan Pulpit" (2 vols., 1839), "Travels in London," "Portraits of Public Characters," and "Paris and its People." His "God is Love" and "Our Heavenly Home" have passed through many editions. In 1871 he published in two volumes "The Newspaper Press, its Origin, Progress, and Present Position."

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James Grant, a Scottish novelist, born in Edinburgh, Aug. 1, 1822. His father was an officer in the British army, and his own education was mostly received in barracks in British North America. After serving for a short time in the 62d regiment as ensign, he resigned his commission in 1840, and devoted himself to literature. He has been a voluminous writer of military and historical romances, some of which have had a very extensive circulation in a cheap form. His chief publications are: "The Romance of War" (4 vols., 1846-7); "Adventures of an Aide-de-Camp" (1848); "Memoirs of Kirkcaldy of Grange" (1849); "Walter Fenton, or the Scottish Cavalier" (1850); "Bothwell, or the Days of Mary, Queen of Scots" (1851); "Jane Seton" (1853); "Harry Ogilvie" (1856); "Dick Rodney" (1862); "Second to None" (1864); "The White Cockade " (1867); and " Under the Red Dragon " (1872). Most of his works have been reprinted in the United States; some have been translated into French, and all into Danish and German. Mr. Grant is a frequent contributor to periodicals.