Correspondence and papers, including many manuscripts in Gaelic, journals and yearbooks (with many photographs), albums of watercolour paintings and sketches, and experimental notebooks, of John Francis Campbell of Islay (1821-1885), Gaelic scholar and collector of oral tradition, traveller, scientist, official of the royal household and public servant. Edit

Summary

Identifier
Adv.MSS.50.1.1-51.2.7

Dates

  • 1841-1885. (Creation)

Extents

  • 0.00 linear metres (Whole)

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Notes

  • Language of Materials

    EnglishScottish Gaelic

  • Related Materials

    Five additional volumes of travel letters to Campbell’s family, 1859, 1877, 1879-1881, are in the Department of Manuscripts, John Rylands University Library, Manchester.

  • Bibliography

    For the biographical background to Campbell’s life and career see generally ‘Lamplighter and Story-Teller: John Francis Campbell of Islay, 1821-1885’ (Edinburgh: National Library of Scotland, 1985).

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Presented, 1925, by the Faculty of Advocates to the nation on the foundation of the National Library of Scotland.

  • Custodial History

    The collection was bequeathed to the Advocates’ Library in 1885 by John Francis Campbell of Islay.

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