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Seminar Friends of the Argyll Papers Diarmid Campbell ‘Overview of An Argyll family from the Middle Ages to the 18th century’

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15/01/2021 15:00


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The next presentation in the Friends of the Argyll Papers seminar series will take place online on Friday 15 January 2021 at 15:00 GMT. Diarmid Campbell will be giving an ‘Overview of An Argyll family from the Middle Ages to the 18th century’ based on his detailed research into the MacConnochie Campbells of Inverawe (1470-1705), a Gaelic Highland Family in Argyll, their Kindred & Neighbours.

Attendance at the seminar is free of members of the Friends. Non-members are asked to make a £5 donation to the Friends at Donate to Friends of the Argyll Papers (enthuse.com) before emailing to book a place.

Everyone who wishes to attend needs to book a place for the seminar by emailing Alison at: friendsoftheargyllpapers@gmail.com

Born in Seattle, WA, Diarmid A Campbell was raised in Scotland, educated at Trinity College, Cambridge and UC Berkeley. Diarmid served his national service in The Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders, spending nine months in South America. He worked as an assistant Art Director, architect and Landscape Architect in the US and UK, and retired to Argyll in 2000 where is completing a 5 volume history of his family, the Campbells of Inverawe and its branches. He is Assistant Vice-President U.K. for the Clan Campbell Education Foundation and a regular volunteer at the Inveraray Castle Archives. For more details of Diarmid’s life and work, please visit Diarmid A. Campbell, Esq. | Clan Campbell (ccsna.org)

The Friends of the Argyll Papers was established to support the development of the family and estate archive of the Campbell family, dukes of Argyll, and to promote its use and enjoyment by a wide audience.

The Argyll Papers have been described as one of the most important private archives in Britain (Professor Allan Macinnes, 2014). It is a rich resource for Scottish and British history from the thirteenth to the twenty-first centuries and attracts visitors from all over the world, researching a wide range of subjects including family and local history, Gaelic studies, place names, military history, political history, economic and social history, agriculture and industry, architecture and more.

Caring for an archive of this size and importance, and making it available to researchers, is an enormous responsibility which is both costly and time-consuming. The archive does not receive any public funding, but Friends’ memberships and donations provide a valuable small regular income which contributes towards collection care and improvements to the research facilities. The Friends also support volunteering opportunities in the archive and fund-raising initiatives to help with conservation and cataloguing. You can find out more about what we do and how you can get involved by following the links on our website, Friends of the Argyll Papers.

The Friends of the Argyll Papers is a Scottish charity SC045835.


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