Wednesday, 10 June 2020

1309) Cunninghame Graham

Robert Bontine Cunninghame Graham (1852 – 1936). Scottish politician, writer, journalist and adventurer. He was a Liberal Party Member of Parliament (MP); the first ever socialist member of the Parliament of the United Kingdom; a founder, and the first president, of the Scottish Labour Party; a founder of the National Party of Scotland in 1928; and the first president of the Scottish National Party in 1934.

- "... young Cunninghame Graham, nicknamed el gringo, with his Van Dyke beard and tousled red hair, became a centaur."  https://books.google.it/books…

- "... he had an unusual large head, surmounted by red hair, grey eyes, a prominent nose and a small, cruel mouth with a meagre red beard."  https://books.google.it/books…

- "I liked to see him putting his fingers through his long, thick, golden-red hair, making it stand high above his fine, narrow, aristocratic forehead."  https://www.npg.org.uk/…/mp01853/robert-bontine-cunninghame…

- "The red-haired adventurer Cunninghame Graham, rising like a Scottish Mephistopheles from the sulphurous smoke of Charing Cross Underground..."  https://books.google.it/books…


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