It was designed in 1821, by the eminent architect James Gillespie Graham for Archibald Campbell, the Member of Parliament for the Glasgow District of Burghs. On his death in 1838 it passed to his second cousin Archibald Douglas of Mains, who adopted the name of Campbell.
The house contained a well-known laboratory that was used from 1892 to 1905 to experiment into many areas at the borders of physics, including the use of cathode rays, X-rays, spectroscopy and radioactivity.
Media related to Blythswood House at Wikimedia Commons
- The old country houses of the old Glasgow gentry: Blythswood House, Glasgow Digital Library. Retrieved 10 July 2008.
- "Libraryand Archive catalog". Royal Society. Retrieved 21 December 2010.
- Blythswood House, The Glasgow Story. Retrieved 10 July 2008.
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