CAMPBELL, James Macnabb

CAMPBELL, James Macnabb. Partick, Lanarkshire 4.10.1846 — 26.5.1903. Sir. British (Scots) Civil Servant in India. Son of Rev. John Mcleod C. (D.D.). Educated at Glasgow (M.A. 1866). Went to Bombay in 1869 and served firdt as assistant collector. From 1880 Under Secretary to Government in Political, Judicial Departments, 1897 acting Commissioner of Customs, Salt, Opium and Abkari, 1897 Chairman of the Bombay Plague Committee, 1900 Commissioner, retired in the same year. C.I.E. 1885, K.C.I.E. 1897.

Publications: Compiled the Bombay Gazetteer in 26 vols, 1873-84.

a history of Mandoghar, the capital of the Muhammadan kingdom of Malwa, JBRAS 19, 1895-97.

– “Notes on the Spirit Basis of Belief and Custom”, IA 1894-1901; articles on history in JBRAS.

Sources: Buckland, Dictionary and Who Was Who – no more in Br. Biogr. Arch. 2nd series; D.N.B. Suppl. 1912; *J.F. Fleet, JRAS 1903, 651-654.


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