Journal of European tour, 1889-1890, undertaken by Harry Lindsay Somerled MacDonald and Lilian Margaret Coke
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The first journey cost just over Pounds Sterling 83, and the second cost Pounds Sterling 92 including travelling expenses in Norway and the boat to Scotland.
There is also a carte de visite photograph of Lt-Col. William Donald MacDonald of the 93rd (Sutherland Highlanders) Regiment of Foot (1827-1862) dressed in his hunting clothing and holding a rifle.
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The younger MacDonald was himself commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Fife division of the Royal Artillery in 1879. In 1883, he was promoted from Lieutenant to Captain in the fourth brigade of the Scottish Division of the Royal Artillery. He resigned his commission in 1887 and resigned from the reserve of officers in 1892.
Earlier, on 12 July 1887, he married Lillian Margaret Coke (daughter of R.G.Coke Esq) of Brimington Hall, Derbyshire, and the pair settled in Bathford, near Bath. MacDonald played club cricket in the Bath area of Somerset in the 1890s.
Harry Lindsay Somerled MacDonald died at Bathford, Somerset, on 15 August 1936.
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- Journal of European tours, 1889-1890, and 1891, undertaken by Harry Lindsay Somerled MacDonald (1861-1936) and his wife Lillian Margaret Coke
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