Wallace, Sir Donald Mackenzie
- G. E. Buckle
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Wallace, Sir Donald Mackenzie (1841–1919), journalist and author, the son of Robert Wallace, of Boghead, Dunbartonshire, and his wife, Sarah, daughter of Donald Mackenzie, was born on 11 November 1841. He lost both parents before he was ten years old, and at about the age of fifteen, having adequate private means, he conceived, in his own words, 'a passionate love of study, and determined to devote my life to it'. Accordingly, he spent all the years of his early manhood, until he was twenty-eight, in continuous study at various universities: about half the time at ...