Rev Colin Campbell 1644 1726

Father - Patrick Campbell Inverzeldies
mother - Beatrice Campbell, daugher of Patrick Campbell of Ochtertyre
born - 1644
1667 minister Ardchattan and Muckairn
1668 also appointed presbytery clerk

2 volumes of records containing minutes of presbytery are missing from 1681-1794 and 1714 to his death in 1726

silver firs, lime and other trees planted by in the 1600s were still there 100 years later, mentioned in the Statistical account.

Friend and correspondent of Sir Isaac Newton

Colin Campbell, the son of Patrick (Dubh Beg) Campbell of Innerzeldies, ancestor of the Barcaldine family, was born in 1644.
He was educated at St. Salvator's College, St. Andrews, graduating on 27 July 1661.
Thereafter he may have studied at one of the English universities either as a companion or tutor to his relative, Robert of Glenorchy (Sir Robert Campbell of Glenorchy) an ancestor of the marquises of Breadalbane.
In 1666 or 1667 he was admitted as minister of the Parish Church of Ardchattan and Muckairn in Lorne.
On 12 January 1676 he was suspended from the ministry on a charge of pre-nuptial intercourse but was restored 25 June 1676.
In addition to carrying out his professional duties, Campbell had a deep interest in mathematics and astronomy and was a correspondent of Sir Isaac Newton.
Indeed, the Dictionary of National Biography (1908) tells us that in a letter to James Gregory, Professor of Mathematics at Edinburgh and formerly of St. Andrews, Newton had said of Campbell, 'he would make children of us all'.
From his father, Campbell inherited the farm of Drimvuick in the parish, but exchanged these for the farm of Achnaba.
Campbell died 13 March 1726.1

An archive of his letters and papers is part of the Edinburgh University Library Special Collections Reference : GB 237 Coll-38

Also part of the Barcaldine papers - : Colin Campbell of Achnaba, minister of Ardchattan 1698-1712 (GD170/714-GD170/717)

extract from Newton, Maclaurin, and the Authority of Mathematics Judith V. Grabiner

run of the Newtonian style was Maclaurin's youthful attempt-he was sixteen-to
build a calculus-based mathematical model for ethics. In a Latin essay still (perhaps
mercifully) unpublished today, "De Viribus Mentium Bonipetis" ("On the GoodSeeking Forces of Mind"), Maclaurin mathematically analyzed the forces by which
our minds are attracted to different morally good things. Although he didn't publish
this essay, he liked it enough to send it to the Reverend Colin Campbell, in whose
papers it survives at the University of Edinburgh

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