Arthur MacMorrough Kavanagh

Life
1831-1889; b. Borris House, Co. Carlow, which he inherited; ed. at home; thalidomide-like condition; rode strapped in chair saddle; active sportsman; painter; and hunter in India, Persia, Russia, where he travelled with an elder brother and his tutor; m. cousin from Terminfechin, 1853; rebuilt Borris and ballyragget, and subsidised railway branch-lines; provided Catholic chapel for New Ross poorhouse; MP for Wexford, 188-86; Carlow, 1868-80, losing seat to Edmund D. Gray; The Cruise of the RYS Eva (1865) gives an account of a cruise off Albania; d. Chelsea, 25 Dec. DIB DIH

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Commentary
Donald McCormick, The Incredible Mr Kavanagh (1960), ill. [listed in Hyland Books (Cat. 220; 1996)

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