Campbell, George


Student United College 1837-1838 Lat. Jun.; Gk. Jun.; Math. 1 1838-1839 Lat. Prov.; Gk. Prov.; Math. 2; Log.


Born 22.3.1824 eldest son of Sir George Campbell of Edenwood and Margaret Christie.


Went to India 1842 and served as a civil servant and magistrate. Lieutenant governor of Bengal 1871 - 1874 (retired).

K.C.S.I. [Knight Commander of the Most Exalted Order of the Star of India] 1873. M.P. for Kirkcaldy 1875 - 1892. [Politician]


Modern India: a Sketch of the System of Civil Government (London: John Murray, 1852)

Specimens of Languages of India, including those of the Aboriginal Tribes of Bengal... (Calcutta: Bengal Secretariat Press, 1874)

The British Empire (London: Cassell, [1887])


Died at Cairo [Egypt] 18.2.1892.


  • Autobiography - G. Campbell, Memoirs of an Indian career. 2v. (London, 1898)
  • Dict. Indian Biog.
  • DNB
  • F. Boase, Modern English Biography...1851-1900. 6v. (Truro, 1892-1921)
  • W.H. Gray, Jubilee jottings (Edinburgh, 1896) p44
  • George Campbell (1824-92) in Wikipedia.