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John Nicholl Robert Campbell

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Sir John Nicholl Robert Campbell, 2nd Baronet (1799–1870) of Carrick Buoy

His father, Sir Robert Campbell (1771-1858), was a merchant at Madras from 1796 and director in the East India Company from 1817 to 1852.

John Nicholl Robert Campbell joined the Madras Army in 1818 and was on the staff of the British Mission to Persia from 1824. Lord William Bentinck appointed him, then Captain John Campbell, as envoy to the Persian court in December 1831, after the demise of Sir John Macdonald (1782-1830), who had been the British Envoy to Persia from 1826.

Captain Campbell was replaced in 1835 by Sir Henry Ellis, an ambassador appointed by the Foreign Office, transferring responsibility for Iranian affairs from the HEIC (Honorable East India Company) to London. Campbell clan’s services to the East India Company, over a period of 250 years, were recorded and published by Major Duncan Campbell in 1925.

1831-35 British envoy to Iran

1845 Sir John Campbell, Deputy Chairman of the Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Co and a director of the East Indian Railway

1849 Signs as J. N. R. Campbell re issues at East Indian Railway.[1]


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  1. Morning Post - Monday 26 February 1849