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1841 cencus shows 2 Campbell families at Dundavie,Grandtully Alexr. Campbell 50 ag lab Margret Campbell 40 John Campbell 20 ag lab Archibald Campbell 15 James Campbell 5 from nz born .09 jan 1835
1851 census source ED: 2C; Page: 9; Line: 7; Roll: CSSCT1851_80; place Perth Dwelling 113 High Street James Anderson 65 head retire spriit dealer Little Dunkeld Janet Anderson 60 wife Dull Perthshire Shusan Campbell 16 serv Dull Pershire James Campbell 16 Nephew Scholar Dull Perthshire William Chisholm 28 lodger Boot Closer Perth Duncan Mcgregor 31 lodger Upholsterer Perth Alexander Hood 38 loger Engineer Donald Mensier 25 lodger Spint shopman Thomas Mensier 21 loger ShopmanJames is listed as Nephew, ie- a son of a sister of James Anderson or possible Margaret Scott is Janet Anderson's sister,
[The letter appears to contain annotations and corrections, presumably by the recipient uncle. George Fownes Manual of Chemistry (3rd edition 1849) went through six further editions edited by Jones and Hofmann after his death in 1849, with a 10th American edition revised by Henry Watts appearing in 1878]
92 Spital,My Dear Uncle
I am sorry that I don’t manage to explain the balloon correctly, but I hope to explain better this time. The Hydrogen being much heavier (1) than common air ascends in the atmosphere till it reaches a place where the air and it are of the same rarity in like manner when a quantity of Hydrogen is enclosed in a silk bag or any other light material it ascends, being much lighter than common air, until it reaches a place where it displaces a quantity of air equal to its own weight and that of the silk &c and there it will remain, things remaining as they were – this is not much better than former explanations.
(1) [marginal note in a different handwriting] it is the lightest of all gases, but I suppose this was a lapsus pennae [Latin for ‘slip of the pen’], as you subsequently assign the real cause of the ascension of a balloon
I intended to inform you better regarding the class I left, but had not sufficient room, before I was in the highest mathematics class, but now another class has commenced, for the students, such as Mr Cochrane and those who were at the Gymnasium before, i.e. those who were at College the last session, and require mathematics for the second year, this is the class that I joined, and we are now at the 6th book.
The Homer that I have got is Ferguson’s edition, which only contains four books. It has a vocabulary which helps a good deal. Homer uses rather strange cases compared to Xenophon, and I find it somewhat difficult. I have been at the bookseller’s today – he had not the book you mentioned, but he is to get it for me by next week.
I am able to make out all your remarks, and that is the first thing I look to when I get a letter from you.
Yours Affectionately James Campbell
You should get Fowne’s Manual of Chemistry just published at 12/- a new Edition edited by Jones and some other person whose name I forget.
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