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Archibald Campbell Campbell

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Archibald Campbell Campbell (1835-1908)


1908 Obituary [1]

ARCHIBALD CAMPBELL CAMPBELL, BARON BLYTHSWOOD, died on July 8, 1908, at his seat, Blythswood House, Renfrewshire.

Lord Blythswood was born in 1835, and was the son of Archibald Campbell, of Blythswood.

He served with his regiment, the Scots Guards, in the Crimea, where he was severely wounded.

On the death of his father in 1861 he retired with the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel, and immediately devoted himself to the Auxiliary Forces.

For some time he sat in Parliament as member for Renfrewshire and West Renfrewshire, which latter constituency he held till 1892, when he was raised to the peerage as Baron Blythswood.

Lord Blythswood was a devoted student of science and did much useful work, especially in physics. After the discovery of radium some interesting experiments were carried out in the laboratory which he equipped at Blythswood. He was a leader in county politics and an active statesman.

He was elected an Associate of the Institution in 1883.


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  1. 1908 Institution of Electrical Engineers: Obituaries