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CodeNA9161
Dates1853-1931
Person NameMacFarlane; Malcolm (1853-1931)
SurnameMacFarlane
ForenamesMalcolm
ActivityMalcolm MacFarlane ['Calum MacPhárlain'] (1853-1931) was born in Dalavich, Argyll in 1853. He was resident for most of his life in Paisley and Elderslie where he was in business as a surveyor. MacFarlane was a notable Gaelic activist and writer from the late 1880s. He played a prominent part in the early years of An Comunn Gaidhealach (particularly in the production of its magazine, An Deò-Gréine, later An Gaidheal) while, as a radical in politics, taking issue with what he regarded as the An Comunn leadership’s over-deference to aristocratic patronage and influence.
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