John Francis Campbell

Campbell, John Francis, 1822–85, Scottish Gaelic scholar. He is known for Popular Tales of the West Highlands (4 vol., 1860–62) and Leabhar na Feinne (1872), a collection of Gaelic folk ballads. A meteorologist also, he invented an instrument to record the intensity of the sun's rays.

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