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|Creator||Campbell, Archibald, 1769-1843.|
|Title||Archibald Campbell fonds|
Politics and politicians
|Document source||Library and Archives Canada / Bibliothèque et Archives Canada|
General Sir Archibald Campbell, 1st Baronet (1769 - 1843), was an officer of the British Army. From 1831 to 1837, he was the administrator of the colony of New Brunswick. He was criticized for not reeling in the unpopular commissioner of Crown Lands, Thomas Baillie (1796 - 1863), and even placed Baillie at the head of the Executive Council in 1833. Campbell was instructed to surrender the Crown revenues to the legislature and make his Executive Council more acceptable to the Assembly. When he balked at this, he was recalled in 1837. The city of Campbellton in New Brunswick is named in his honour.
This collection consists of duplicate copies of official communications, primarily related to the disputes over Crown Lands, written to Sir Archibald Campbell while he was Lieutenant-Governor of New Brunswick.