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Robert Cunninghame-Graham

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Robert Cunninghame-Graham

A Thomas Annan photograph of a portrait of Robert Cunninghame-Graham of Gartmore and Finlaystone (1730-1798). The painting was by Sir Henry Raeburn.

Christened Robert Graham, the son of Nicolas of Gartmore, Robert was a graduate of the University of Glasgow and became a planter in Jamaica, where he served briefly as Receiver-General. He was Rector of the University of Glasgow, 1785-1787, and the Radical MP for Stirlingshire, 1794-1796. On the death of his kinsman John Cunninghame he inherited the Finlayson Estate and adopted the surname Cunninghame.

Cunninghame-Grahame was a poet most famous for the immortal lines "If doughty deeds my lady please...".

Reference: Mitchell Library, GC 920.041435 COR

Reproduced with the permission of Glasgow City Council, Libraries Information and Learning

Members of Parliament, MPs, planters, poets, portraits, Radicals, Receivers-General, University of Glasgow

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