I am not clear exactly who James Archibald Campbell was, but I do know that he played an important role in Godfrey Blount's life. Blount dedicated his book Arbor Vitae to James Archibald Campbell, his dedication is quite touching "To all lovers of handicraft, and especially to my friend James Archibald Campbell of Barbreck, who first taught me to feel the wider life of art, I dedicate this book".
|extract from Arbor Vitae (Blount, Fifield, 1910)|
|Motto and crest of the Campbells of Barbreck,|
from Leopard Antiques
|Barbreck House, Argyll|