Finding Aid for the James Dykes Campbell Collection of Material about Charles Lamb, 1825-1895

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Finding Aid for the James Dykes Campbell Collection of Material about Charles Lamb, 1825-1895

Collection number: 421

UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections

Manuscripts Division



Los Angeles, CA
Processed by:
Manuscripts Division staff
Encoded by:
Caroline Cubé
Online finding aid edited by:
Josh Fiala, November 2003
© 2003 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: James Dykes Campbell Collection of Material about Charles Lamb,
Date (inclusive): 1825-1895
Collection number: 421
Creator: Campbell, James Dykes, 1838-1895
Extent: 2 boxes (1 linear ft.)
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Dept. of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: James Dykes Campbell (1838-1895) was a partner in Ireland, Fraser, & Company, the leading mercantile firm in Mauritius. He retired in 1881 and settled in England the following year where he met Robert Browning, and was associated with the Athenaeum. He wrote a biographical introduction to a new edition of Samuel Taylor Coleridge's poetry in 1893, which reappeared in 1894 as Samuel Taylor Coleridge, a narrative of the events of his life (1894). Part of Campbell's literary research involved gathering material about Charles Lamb (1775-1834) who worked as a bookkeeper in the East India House, and was best known as an essayist, using the pen name Elia. The collection consists of 7 volumes containing copies of Charles Lamb letters, manuscripts, and printed ephemera relating to Lamb.
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

Restrictions on Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], James Dykes Campbell Collection of Material about Charles Lamb (Collection 421). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

Biography

Campbell was born on November 2, 1838 in Port Glasgow, Scotland; attended the burgh elementary school, and in 1852 entered a merchant's office; in 1854 became employed at Cochrane and Company pottery manufacturers in Glasgow; in 1860 the company sent him to Toronto for two years, where he also had time to undertake literary research; started his own business in Glasgow in 1862; in 1873 he became a partner in Ireland, Fraser, & Company, the leading mercantile firm in Mauritius; retired in 1881, and settled in England the following year, where he met Robert Browning and was associated with the Athenaeum; he wrote a biographical introduction to a new edition of Samuel Taylor Coleridge's poetry in 1893, which reappeared in 1894 as Samuel Taylor Coleridge, a narrative of the events of his life (1894); Campbell died on June 1, 1895; part of Campbell's literary research involved gathering material about Charles Lamb, who was born on February 10, 1775 in London; worked from 1792-1825 as a bookkeeper in the East India House; became best known as an essayist, using the pen name Elia; published books include Blank verse (1798) and Tales from Shakespear (1807); he died in Edmonton, England on December 7, 1834.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of 7 volumes containing copies of Charles Lamb letters, manuscripts, and printed ephemera relating to Lamb.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Campbell, James Dykes, 1838-1895--Archives.
Authors, English--19th century.
Merchants--Great Britain--Archival resources.
Lamb, Charles, 1775-1834.


Container List

 

Collection of Manuscripts and Printed Epehemeral Material Relating to Charles Lamb, 1825-1895

Creator/Collector: Campbell, James Dykes, 1838-1895, compiler
Physical Description: (7 volumes in 2 boxes)

Scope and Content Note

Contains copies of Charles Lamb letters, manuscripts and printed ephemeral relating to Lamb.