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Campbell : letters to Campbell bequeathed as a collection to Miss Frances Dunn, with a few other papers.

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Reference Code: GBR/0273/CAMPBELL


  • 1856 - 1907

Biographical / Historical

Lewis Campbell, classical scholar (3 September 1830 to 25 October 1908) was educated at Edinburgh Academy, the University of Glasgow, Trinity College, Oxford and Balliol College, Oxford. He was fellow and tutor of the Queen's College, Oxford (1855-1858), vicar of Milford, Hampshire (1858-1863), and professor of Greek at the University of St Andrews (1863-1894). In 1894, he was elected an honorary fellow of Balliol College, Oxford. From 1894 to 1896 he gave the Gifford Lectures, which were published in 1898. His classical work was chiefly centred on Sophocles and Plato, but he was also the biographer of his school-friend, James Clerk Maxwell, and of Benjamin Jowett, Master of Balliol, whose joint literary executor he was.


1 collection

Language of Materials



Alphabetical, apart from a few items at the end.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Most of the letters (but not those from Lutoslawski and a few others) were at one time mounted on guards, traces of which remain, and, presumably, bound into an album.

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Given by Miss Frances Dunn, a daughter of Thomas William Dunn (1837-1930), Fellow of Peterhouse, 1864, Assistant Master at Clifton College, 1868-78 and first Headmaster of Bath College, 1878-97, and his wife Elizabeth Cay (1840-1921) who was a daughter of Robert Dundas Cay and niece of James Clerk Maxwell. Letter to Mrs Vellacott dated 10 Nov. 1933 (CAMPBELL 93).

Physical Description



Campbell, Lewis (1830-1908), classical scholar

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Repository Details

Part of the Peterhouse (Ward) Library Repository

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