At the Circulating Library Author Information: Robert Calder Campbell
Author: Robert Calder Campbell (1798–1857)
Biography: Robert Calder Campbell was born in 1798 in Scotland, the son of Rev. Pryce Campbell, the minister in Ardessier. He joined the Madras army in 1818 as a lieutenant, served in the Burmese War (1826–27), and retired in 1839 at the rank of major. He began a literary career with Lays of the East (1831) which he followed with two other collections of poems. During his life, Campbell's poetry was admired and appeared in numerous periodicals and annuals. He wrote one novel: Winter Nights (1850). Campbell had a wide circle of friends, especially artists, such as sculptor Alexander Munro and painter Dante Gabriel Rossetti. Campbell died in 1857 in London.
References: Allibone; Boase
- Winter Nights: A Novel. 3 vol. London: T. C. Newby, 1850.