Munro, Neil

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Munro, Neil Gender: M
born on 2 April 1864 at 06:30 (= 06:30 AM )
Place Inveraray, Scotland, 56n13, 5w05
Timezone GMT h0e (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Wright
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 12°47' s_mo.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 13°50 Asc.s_taucol.18.gif 07°37'

Neil Munro (Pastel sketch by William Strang in 1903)


Scottish journalist, newspaper editor, author and literary critic. He was basically a serious writer but is now mainly known for his humorous short stories, originally written under the pen name Hugh Foulis.

A key figure in literary circles, Munro was a friend of the writers J. M. Barrie, John Buchan, Robert Bontine Cunninghame Graham and Joseph Conrad, and the artists Edward A. Hornel, George Houston, Pittendrigh MacGillivray and Robert Macaulay Stevenson. He was an early promoter of the works of both Conrad and Rudyard Kipling.

He died in Craigendoran, Helensburgh on 22 December 1930.

Link to Wikipedia biography



Source Notes

Paul Wright quotes birth record. Sy Scholfield quotes "Neil Munro: the biography" by Lesley Lendrum (House of Lochar, 2004),p. 1: "He was born on 3 June, towards ten o'clock in the evening. He had a twin sister who was stillborn, but no other brothers or sisters." However Munro claimed to have been born in 1864: a footnote in the Wikipedia entry states that the 3rd June 1863 birth date is an incorrect date appearing in a number of sources.


  • Vocation : Writers : Columnist/ journalist
  • Vocation : Writers : Critic (Literary critic)
  • Vocation : Writers : Fiction (Novelist)
  • Vocation : Writers : Publisher/ Editor