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J. R. MacDonald

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Wallace, Robert (1831–1899), Church of Scotland minister and politician, second son of Jasper Wallace, master gardener, was born at Kincaple near Cupar, Fife, on 24 June 1831. His mother claimed to be the illegitimate daughter of a peer, according to Wallace's autobiography. In his home he was taught a strict Calvinism. He was educated at the ...


Robert Wallace (1831–1899) by Sir Benjamin Stone, 1898 © National Portrait Gallery, London