Campbell Archive

Campbell Archive

When 18 year old Robert Campbell emigrated to the United States in 1822, he never dreamed he would become an admired mountain man and fur trapper, a respected Indian blood brother, own steamships and gold mines, befriend American Presidents and accumulate a huge fortune. The papers of his relative, solicitor A. Albert Campbell (born Plumbridge 1865, died Belfast 1958), provide a fascinating insight into pioneer life on the American frontier, nineteenth-century life back home in Ireland and their unfolding family history.

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newspaper cutting

newspaper cutting

Newspaper cutting with obituary of Hugh Campbell entitled 'Death of a successful Irishman in the United States'. He died at home, aged 84, from conges...

Letter

Letter

Letter from W.H. Welply, Ulster Club, Belfast, to A.A. Campbell about Nathanial Spencer and his family, Edmund Connelly and N.K. Blackwood....

Letter

Letter

Letter from S. Ferguson, Wateside [Waterside?] to Mr Crawford, 18th November 1905. S. Ferguson writes about procuring objects for exhibition....

Letter

Letter

Letter dated 28th April 1936 from Thomas J. MacGrath & Son, re: Hazlett Kyle Campbell....

Programme

Programme

Programme, Belfast Naturalists' Field Club Eightieth Year, 1942-43, with details of General Committee, Summer Excursions, Sectional Excursions, Sectio...

Note

Note

Note handwritten by A. Albert Campbell about 'Ulster Ogam Stones'....

Postcard

Postcard

Postcard, photograph of Ballyarton with man and woman with parasol in the garden. Written in pencil on reverse 'Ballyarton. Dads cousins Charlotte & L...

Envelopes

Envelopes

Two envelopes (no contents) addressed to Mr. A.A. Campbell, 4 Waring Street, Belfast, posted from Guelph, Ontario, Canada, 1945....

Letter

Letter

Letter to 'Dear Albert' [A. Albert Campbell] from his mother, Mary Jane Campbell, Lakeview, 7th September 1914. Mrs Campbell writes to her son about p...

Envelope

Envelope

Envelope addressed to AA Campbell...

Certificate of Posting

Certificate of Posting

Certificate of Posting of a Registered Postal Packet, with details written in pencil 'Howatt, 217 Hospital St., Guelph, Ont.'...

Invitation

Invitation

Belfast Naturalists' Field Club invitation to a lecture in the Old Museum Building, College Square North, on 'Stone Circles in Northern Ireland', 2nd ...

Letter

Letter

Letter (circa 1934) from Mary Campbell Clarke Devore, Cochranton, Pennsylvania to A. Albert Campbell and his wife Lily....

letter

letter

Typewritten transcription of letter dated 19 April 1830 from Hugh Campbell to Robert Campbell. Hugh writes about Roberts first Irish visit (March 1830...

Note

Note

Handwritten note from Herbert P.T. Rohleder, Royal School of Mines (Geology), Prince Consort Road, London, to A. Albert Campbell, Belfast. Herbert pro...

letter

letter

Letter written on black-edged mourning paper from Mary Campbell, St. Louis, to Margaret McCullagh, dated April 25th. Mary writes that the previous let...

Letter

Letter

Letter to A.Albert Campbell from D. McAnaw, Strabane, dated 12th December 1901....

letter

letter

Typewritten transcription of letter dated 12 September 1833 from Robert Campbell to his sister Ann Campbell. Robert’s letter indicates his disenchantm...

Old Bridge, Newcastle 1874; Newcastle in 1874

Old Bridge, Newcastle 1874; Newcastle in 1874

Photographs, two glued back to back. 'Old Bridge, Newcastle 1874' and 'Newcastle in 1874' both by D. Welch....

Notes

Notes

Photocopy of freehand notes about Campbell and Boyle family trees, compiled by Charlotte MacCulloch, undated....

Letter

Letter

Handwritten draft of letter from A. Albert Campbell, Drumnaferrie, Rosetta Park, Belfast, to 'Dear Charles' [Charles Clarke?]....

letter

letter

Typewritten transcription of letter dated 31 January 1843 from Hugh Campbell to Robert Campbell. Hugh writes about receiving a letter from his brothe...

Letter

Letter

Letter to A. Albert Campbell, Belfast, from R.S. Lepper, Elsinore, Crawfordsburn, County Down, dated 4th December 1936....

letter

letter

Typewritten transcription of letter dated 1 September 1824 from Ann Campbell to Robert Campbell. Ann writes about the death of her step sister Peggy a...

letter

letter

Typewritten transcription of letter dated 30 August 1841 from Hugh Campbell to Robert Campbell. Hugh writes about sending a letter to his sister Miss ...

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