The novelist and journalist Neil Munro was born in Inveraray, the son of a farmer. In 1918 he became editor of the Glasgow Evening News. Much as he wished to be remembered as a serious author of romantic historical novels, Munro's name is nowadays associated with the comic tales of 'Para Handy' which he wrote under the pen-name, Hugh Foulis. Serialised in the Glasgow Evening News, these stories about the crew of a Clyde 'puffer' (light steamboat) were an instant success. This delicate drawing on tinted paper shows Munro as a dignified and gentle man.