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Archibald Douglas-Campbell, 4th Baron Blythswood






Maj. Archibald Campbell, 4th Baron Blythswood KCVO (25 April 1870–14 November 1929) was the son of Maj.-Gen. Sir Barrington Bulkeley Campbell, 3rd Baron Blythswood, and grandson of Archibald Douglas of Mains.

In 1916 his name was legally changed to Archibald Douglas-Campbell, a surname previously used by his father. Shortly after succeeding to the title of 4th Baron Blythswood, co. Renfrew' on 13 March 1918, his name was legally changed back to Archibald Campbell.

The family name of the House of Blythswood is derived from Colin Campbell of Elie, a cadet of the House of Ardkinglass in Argyll, who acquired the estate during the reign of Charles I., but through his granddaughter and heiress the property passed to the Douglases of Mains in Dunbartonshire.

He gained the rank of Major in the service of the Scots Guards (Special Reserve) and also in the service of the 4th Battalion, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders.  On 20 May 1922 he was appointed Honorary Colonel of 81st (Welsh) Brigade, Royal Field Artillery.

He was a Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Scotland

Campbell was educated at Eton and on 25 July 1895, he married Evelyn Fletcher and they had one child:
Hon. Olive Douglas Campbell (1896–1949), heiress to the Douglas Support estate.
The tomb of Archibald Douglas Campbell in St Bede's Chapel, St Conan’s Kirk, Loch Awe.


Archibald Douglas Campbell

  Archibald Campbell, Lord Blythswood, was a former soldier and Conservative MP who served as the President of the 1888 and the 1901 Scottish National Exhibition in Glasgow. The 1901 Exhibition attracted a grand total of 11,497,220 visitors. Profits went to restore the park and to buy more exhibits for Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum.

The ultimate accolade for the International Exhibition of 1888 was the visit of Queen Victoria, en route to Balmoral. It was the Queen's first visit to Glasgow since 1849 and many thought it was overdue.

Queen Victoria was the guest of Archibald Campbell at Blythswood House in Renfrewshire.


See also:

  • Douglas of Mains
  • St Conan's Kirk





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