Donald Horne Macfarlane


Donald Horne Macfarlane

Sir Donald Horne Macfarlane (July 1830 – 2 June 1904) was a Sottish merchant who entered politics and became a Member of Parliament (MP), firstly as a Home Rule League MP in Ireland and then as Liberal and Crofters Party MP in Scotland.

Macfarlane was born in Scotland, the youngest son of Allan Macfarlane J.P., of Caithness and his wife Margaret Horne.[1] He became an East Indies merchant as a tea trader and indigo plantation owner. While in India he was a passionate amateur photographer. He experimented freely and produced semi-abstract images.[2]

At the 1880 general election Macfarlane was elected as a Home Rule Member of Parliament for Carlow County.[3]The Carlow constituency lost one of its two seats under the Redistribution of Seats Act 1885, and at the 1885 general election Macfarlane stood instead for the Crofters Party in Argyllshire. He won the seat, but lost it in 1886. He was re-elected (by a narrow margin) at the 1892 general elections as a Liberal/Crofters candidate, holding it until a further defeat in 1895.[4] He was knighted in 1894.

Macfarlane married Mary Isabella Bagshawe in 1857

References

  1. ^ Debretts House of Commons and the Judicial Bench 1886
  2. ^ Holland Cotter Photography Review The Camera in the Raj, Seducing and Upsetting New York Times Friday, December 1, 2000
  3. ^ Brian M. Walker, ed (1978). Parliamentary election results in Ireland 1801–1922. Dublin: Royal Irish Academy. p. 257. ISBN 0 901714 12 7. 
  4. ^ Craig, F. W. S. (1989) [1974]. British parliamentary election results 1885–1918 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 527. ISBN 0-900178-27-2. 

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Henry Bruen
Arthur MacMorrough Kavanagh
Member of Parliament for Carlow County
18801885
With: Edmund Gray
Succeeded by
Edmund Gray
Preceded by
Lord Colin Campbell
Member of Parliament for Argyllshire
18851886
Succeeded by
John Malcolm
Preceded by
John Malcolm
Member of Parliament for Argyllshire
18921895
Succeeded by
Donald Ninian Nicol



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