Archibald Campbell (notary)

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Archibald Campbell (June 29, 1790 – July 16, 1862) was a seigneur and notary in Lower Canada.

Campbell was born in the town of Quebec in 1790, the son of merchant Archibald Campbell. He studied law with Jacques Voyer, qualified to practice as a notary in 1812 and set up practice at Quebec. He joined the local militia during the War of 1812. In 1817, Campbell married Agnes George. In 1821, he was named a King's Notary. The historian François-Xavier Garneau trained as a notary with Campbell and, during that time, took advantage of his extensive library. In 1822, Campbell purchased the seigneury of Bic. He helped found the Literary and Historical Society of Quebec.

Campbell died at Bic in 1862.

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Campbell's older brother John was a seigneur and merchant. His sister Louisa Sophia married seigneur Jonathan Würtele. His sister Harriet married lumber merchant William Sheppard.

Campbell's daughter Charlotte Saxton married Lower Canada physician George Mellis Douglas. His son William Darling Campbell inherited the seigneury of Bic and served on the municipal council for Quebec City.

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