Daniel Turner Holmes was educated at the University of London, the University of Geneva and the University of Paris. He was an assistant examiner at the University of London, taught at Greenock Academy and Paisley Grammar School, and wrote and lectured on literature before becoming an MP.
He married Margaret Eadie (died 1953) in 1896. Their daughter, Margaret, married William Wedgewood Benn in 1920, and the parliamentary connection continued in the following generation with Tony Benn.
- Literary tours in the Highlands and islands of Scotland, 1909
- A Scot in France and Switzerland, 1910
- 'Mr D. T. Holmes', The Times, 25 April 1955, p. 15
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Daniel Turner Holmes
- Works by Daniel Holmes at Project Gutenberg
- Works by or about Daniel Holmes at Internet Archive
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