Greville and Joseph being cousins explains how Greville was linked to the Peasant Arts movement in Haslemere. Out of the five main members of the Peasant Arts movement, it is possible to know the most about Greville as he published his autobiography, ‘Reminiscences of a Specialist’ in 1932.
|Greville MacDonald, from Reminiscences of a Specialist, 1932|
|Greville MacDonald drawn in kilt by Lewis Carroll, Reminiscences of a Specialist, 1932|
Greville attributes his understanding of Latin to Octavia Hill (who became a co-founder of the National Trust in 1895, along with Haslemere’s Sir Robert Hunter) who joined the family on holiday in 1867 at Bude, and became a life-long friend of Greville.
|Statute that Greville modelled for as a boy, Reminiscences of a Specialist, 1932|