John Francis Campbell 1821 - 1885

Natural scientist
Scottish; British
born in:
Islay, Argyll and Bute, Scotland, United Kingdom

Celtic scholar, educated at Eton and Edinburgh, was afterwards Secretary to the Lighthouse Commission. He was an authority on Celtic folk-lore, and published the bilingual Popular Tales of the West Highlands (4 vols., 1860-62), and Gaelic various texts. He also invented the sunshine recorder that bears his name.