CAMPBELL, William Howard. Derry, Ireland 20.9.1859 — Bourdighera, Italy 18.2.1910. Rev. British (Irish/Scottish) Missionary in India. Son of Thomas Callender C., a businessman, and his Scottish wife. Educated in Derry. Studies at Edinburgh University (M.A. 1880, B.D. 1882), also learned Sanskrit. From 1884 worked for London Missionary Society in South India, mainly in Jammalamadugu, Cuddapah dt., returned 1903 on health reasons. In 1909 appointed the Head of United Theological College in Bangalore, but could not accept because of sprue. Hoping to recover he went first to Switzerland, then Italy, but died there. Married Elizabeth Nevin, four sons Also a naturalist interested in birds and moths and a keen sportsman. His brother Thomas Vincent C. (1863–1930), medical missionary in India, was a noted Entomologist.
Publications: Edited with M. Venkataratnam & K. Veeresalingam: Ch. Ph. Brown, Dictionary, Telugu – English. 2nd new ed. thoroghly revised and brought up to date. 1416 p. Madras 1903.
– The Truth about the Government of India. L. 1909 (leftist criticism).
– Religious books in Telugu.
Sources: Cooke Family History at Cookehouse.com; newulsterbiography.co.uk; *C.H.I[rwin], D.N.B. Suppl. 1912, 301f.; Wikipedia with photo.
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