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CAMPBELL, John, British author, born in Edinburgh, 8 March, 1708; died 28 December, 1775. He was intended for the law, but at the age of twenty-eight entered on a literary career that ended only with his life. Those of his books that appeared prior to 1742 were published anonymously. From 1755 until his death ha was agent of the British government for the province of Georgia. His works relating to this country are "Concise History of Spanish America" (1741); "Voyages and Travels, from Columbus to Anson" (1744); "New Sugar Islands in the West Indies" and "Trade of Great Britain to America" (1772). He also published" Lives of the English Admirals" (17-14); "A Survey of the Present State of Europe" (1750); "A Political Survey of Great Britain" (,1774); and numerous other works.
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