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Lecture: Out of the Shadows, Researching Robert Campbell

June 28, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


New Research on the career of Robert Campbell has revealed how Fur Trade historians, often with little research, repeatedly reproduced wrong information. Join Alan McFarland here at the Campbell House as he explores conflicting information about Robert Campbell’s life and career, and how authors often rely on outdated and poorly researched sources. It will also cover new discoveries and talk about the Campbell letters that are still missing. Campbell descendent Alan McFarland will travel from Ireland for the lecture and set the record straight.

Alan McFarland is Robert Campbell’s great-nephew and was born just a stone’s throw from the Campbell ancestral home near Plumbridge in County Tyrone.  A retired military officer and politician, McFarland has made the study of Robert Campbell’s life his hobby and is working on a book about the Fur Trade. 

All lectures are at the Campbell House and are free and open to the public. Reservations are not required. There is limited free parking in the Museum lot and street parking is free on Sundays.

For more information call 314-421-0325



June 28, 2022
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Campbell House Museum
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Campbell House Museum
1508 Locust Street
St. Louis, MO 63103
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