Fonds CG - Campbell of Glendaruel Papers

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GB 3452 CG


Campbell of Glendaruel Papers


  • 1616-1977 (Creation)

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20 bundles

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(1902 - [1985])

Biographical history

Archibald Hume Campbell, born July 1902, was the grandson of Robert Hume Campbell and Mary O’Connell, a New Zealander, who married in 1869.
Robert and Mary had five daughters, and when Robert died on the 27th January 1921 he was succeeded by the eldest, Madeleine Elizabeth Hume Campbell. As Glendaruel had been sold by this date, the title “of Glendaruel” was in name only. Her sister, Lilias Marianne Campbell, married Yorkshireman Charles Henry Horsfall in July 1901, and he took the additional name Campbell.
LIlias and Charles’ son, Archibald Hume Campbell, was the correspondent in the Campbell of Glendaruel papers, 1979-80.

Archival history

The Campbell of Glendaruel papers were first bundled and described by Archibald Hume Campbell, then resident in Hove, Sussex, in the 1980s. Archibald's descendant, Sir Ralph Carr-Ellison donated the papers to the archives of the 11th Duke of Argyll, where the bundles were briefly described and numbered by the then archivist at Inveraray Castle, Alistair Campbell of Airds.
The bundle arrangement has been preserved, but the papers within each bundle have been described in more detail and arranged chronologically. The bundles have been renumbered chronologically according to the earliest date in the bundle and given a new catalogue reference (reference CG). The original bundle number has been retained (ALC 1, ALC 2 etc) as an old reference.
There is no record of the donation of this collection and no known restrictions on it.
The current listing was completed by Duncan Beaton, a volunteer with the Argyll Papers in 2017.

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Donated by Sir Ralph Carr-Ellison [in the 1980s?].

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Estate and family papers for the Campbell of Glendaruel family from the 17th to the 20th centuries, including tacks and leases, contracts and legal papers and correspondence relating to estate business, personal correspondence and family history.

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