CollectionGB 0231 University of Aberdeen, Special Collections
Ref NoMS 591
Title'Revelations, or the Apocalypse of St. John' manuscript copy
Extent0.02 linear metres
Creator NameThe scribe was Gabriel Russel.
Custodial HistoryRussel presented the work to George Campbell. The name 'Max Walker' also appears.
SourceCampbell; George (1719-1796); Church of Scotland minister and Principal at Marischal College, Aberdeen. George Campbell was a native of Aberdeen, born there in 1719, the son of a minister. He was educated at Aberdeen Grammar School and at Marischal College, Aberdeen, and intended to become a notary. However, he began to study divinity in 1741, was licensed in 1746 and called to be minister of Banchory Ternan, Aberdeenshire, in 1748. He moved to a parish in Aberdeen in 1757, and was one of the party, including Thomas Reid and James Beattie, that set up Aberdeen Philosophical Society in the following year. He was appointed Principal of Marischal College, Aberdeen, in 1759 and awarded a DD in 1764. He was elected Professor of Divinity at Marischal College in 1771 and in conjunction with this became minister of Greyfriars parish: despite the work involved in both, he managed to continue to write and publish philosophical works. However, he fell ill in 1791 and his wife died in 1792: this led to his efforts to resign which were not, at first, successful. He at last resigned the office of principal in 1796, and died immediately afterwards.
Description'Revelations, or the Apocalypse of St. John', 1780. Revelation, the last book of the New Testament, was written c 95 AD on Patmos Island off the coast of Asia Minor by an exile named John. This John has traditionally been assumed to be John the Apostle, but many scholars doubt that the two are the same.
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Physical DescriptionNo physical conditions affecting use of collection.
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