Reverend Colin Campbell

Biography of Reverend Colin Campbell

Colin Campbell graduated from the University of Glasgow with an MA in 1874, a BD 1877 and a DD 1892. He was born on 29th of July 1848 in Cambeltown Argyllshire, and was the son of Archibald Campbell whose occupation was a tailor.

During his time at university Colin was awarded a large variety of prizes including the Rae Wilson Gold Medal for the best essay on ‘The Teaching of Christ as to his Suffering and Death’, as well as receiving the MacFarlan and Cook testimonial prize for an examination in Greek Moral Philosophy, Hebrew, Church History and Divinity.

After attending the University of Glasgow, Colin became a minister in St Mary’s church, Partick, between 1878-1882 and was also chaplain to Queen Victoria during this same period; in 1882 he was minister to a Dundee Parish.

Reverend Campbell was also a Scottish collector and traveller who visited Egypt at the turn of the century. After his death, his collection was bequeathed jointly to the Hunterian Museum in Glasgow, the Royal Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh and Dundee Museum. His donation to the Hunterian Museum includes ostraka (shard of pottery with inscription) and 13 paintings executed by Colin himself who copied and depicted the Egyptian tombs which he visited.

You can see some of this material on the Hunterian Museum's on-line catalogue.


Reverend Colin Campbell
Born 29 July 1848.
Died 1931.
University Link: Graduate
GU Degrees: MA, 1874; BD, 1877; DD, 1892;
Record last updated: 2nd Oct 2014

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