Donald, Sir Robert
- A. J. A. Morris
Donald, Sir Robert (1860–1933), journalist, was born in Dufftown, Banffshire, on 29 August 1860, the son of Robert Donald, mason, and his wife, Jane McConochie. He was educated at the local parish school. Later he taught himself shorthand and French and sought to improve himself by a programme of reading. His first job was as a clerk, but already he had determined on journalism as a career. From unsolicited, unpaid contributions to the local journal, he became a reporter for the ...