Became 2nd duke of Devonshire on 18 August 1707. Recognized as the "hero" of the Chatsworth collection of drawings. For a history of the Devonshire collection of drawings, including a detailed account of the 2nd Duke's acquisitions, see Michael Jaffé, Old Master Drawings from Chatsworth, British Museum, 1993: 7-17.
Cooper, Douglas, ed. Great Family Collections. New York, 1965:147-168