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Papers of Archibald Young Campbell

Title Papers of Archibald Young Campbell
Reference GBR/0275/Campbell
Creator Archibald Young Campbell (1885-1958)
Covering Dates 1915–1957 (Circa)
Extent and Medium 2 boxes; paper
Repository St John's College Library
Content and context

Classicist. Born at Blantyre, Lanarkshire, in 1885, Campbell was educated at Fettes College, Edinburgh. He came to St John's College in 1904 and graduated BA in 1907 with a First in Classics. At Cambridge Campbell was a contemporary and friend of Rupert Brooke. Following graduation, Campbell worked as Lecturer in Classics at Liverpool (1908-9) and then Reading (1909-11) universities, before returning to St John's as a Fellow and Lecturer (1911-22). In 1922 he was appointed to the Gladstone Professorship of Greek at the University of Liverpool, and it was here that his main scholarly output took place. Campbell retired in 1950 and resided in Cambridge until his death, apart from a period of teaching at the University of Bristol in 1954. He published several editions of Horace, and in later years concentrated on the emendation of classical texts, particularly those of Aeschylus, Euripides, and Horace. 'His lively and often puckish ingenuity and drastic procedure in emendation have usually been received with more or less amused incredulity' (Obituary by R.J. Getty, 'The Eagle' LVIII (1958-9), 218-20). Campbell married in 1912 and had a son and two daughters.

Typescript and manuscript notes, correspondence, reprints, and annotated books, mostly relating to Aeschylus. Also a manuscript play 'The Fall of Troy'.

Given by Dr Roger Dawe, Trinity College Cambridge, Sep. 2000.

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Please cite as St John's College Library, Papers of Archibald Young Campbell

Index Terms
Campbell, Archibald Young (1885-1958) classical scholar
St John's Library/Campbell contains:
A Typescript and manuscript notes.
37 items; paper.
B Correspondence.
18 items; paper.
22 Nov. 1941–15 Oct. 1957
C Reprints of articles by Campbell.
20 items; paper.
D Annotated books by Campbell.
2 items; paper.
E The Fall of Troy : a poetical tragedy and dramatic poem in five acts and a prologue. Each act in is written in a separate bound volume, on rectos only, with the text in black ink and stage directions in red. There are additional pencil annotations. Volumes I, II, IV and V only have been deposited. A note on the title page of volume I states that the manuscript "belongs to Olwen W. Campbell, for whom it was written". Volume I contains a loose photocopy of a photograph of two gentlemen in classical dress, possibly preparing for a production of the play, undated and unlabelled.
4 volumes; paper.

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