Lewis Campbell

Lewis CampbellIn existographies, Lewis Campbell (1830-1908) was a Scottish classics scholar noted for being one of the main intellectual correspondents of James Maxwell, particularly in regards to classical subjects, e.g. morality and Greek philosophers.

Overview
In the 1840s, Campbell, at the Edinburgh Academy, developed a friendship with James Maxwell, initiated in some way, when Campbell helped Maxwell with his bully issues, after which they began walking to school together. [1]

In 1863, Campbell was a professor of Greek at St. Andrews University. [1]

In 1882, Campbell, together with William Garnett, Maxwell's former demonstrator, published The Life of James Clerk Maxwell: with Selections from His Correspondence and Occasional Writings, his collection of Maxwell's correspondence to him, and other items of correspondence he obtained from others. [3]

Quotes | Related
The following are related quotes:

“One night I read 160-pages of Buckle’s History of Civilization—a bumptious book, strong positivism, emancipation from exploding notions and that style of thing, but a great deal of actually original matter, the result of fertile study, and not mere brainspinning.”
James Maxwell (1857), “Letter to Lewis Campbell” [2]

See also
Maxwell on the soul

References
1. Seitz, Frederick. (2001). “James Clerk Maxwell (1831-1879); Member APS 1875” (pdf), Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society, 145(1):1-45, Mar.
2. (a) Campbell, Lewis and Garnett, William. (1882). The Life of James Clerk Maxwell: with Selections from His Correspondence and Occasional Writings (pg. 210). MacMillan and Co, 1884.
(b) Ball, Philip. (2004). Critical Mass: How One Thing Leads to Another (pg. 67). New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
3. Campbell, Lewis and Garnett, William. (1882). The Life of James Clerk Maxwell: with Selections from His Correspondence and Occasional Writings (pg. 210). MacMillan and Co, 1884.

External links
Lewis Campbell (classicist) – Wikipedia.

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