West India merchant
The co-partnery of John Campbell Senior & Company merchants in Glasgow, of which the subscribers are the sole partners, is dissolved by mutual consent 30/4/1858: Thomas Campbell; James Campbell; Mungo Campbell; Mungo Campbell jun.; Colin Campbell jun.
'They [the Campbells of John Campbell sen. & Co.] are not one of our old families: they were here just three generations, coming with the West India trade, and, when it went, vanishing.'
For a discussion of its history see Stephen Mullen's article.
Edinburgh Gazette, 6802, 4 May 1858, p. 861.
John Guthrie Smith and John Oswald Mitchell 'Old country houses of the old Glasgow gentry' LXXXIII Possil. [http://gdl.cdlr.strath.ac.uk/smihou/smihou083.htm]
Stephen Mullen, ‘The great Glasgow West India house of John Campbell, Senior and Co.’, in T. M. Devine (ed.), Recovering Scotland’s Slavery Past. The Caribbean Connection (Edinburgh, Edinburgh University Press, 2015), ch. 6.