Other Useful Links

Camp­bell Family

  • The Nar­ra­tive of Robert Camp­bell
    Robert Camp­bell dic­tated this nar­ra­tive to jour­nal­ist William Fayel while en route to an Indian coun­cil at Fort Laramie in 1870. The nar­ra­tive details his days in the Rocky Moun­tains between 1825 and 1835.
  • Rocky Moun­tain Let­ters of Robert Camp­bell
    These let­ters were orig­i­nally pub­lished in the Philadel­phia news­pa­per The National Atlas and Tues­day Morn­ing Mail in 1836. The five let­ters offer a fas­ci­nat­ing look at the Amer­i­can West in the 1830s and give detailed descrip­tions of Robert’s build­ing of Fort William (later Fort Laramie) and Amer­i­can Indian customs.
  • Robert Campbell’s accounts from 1832
    An excerpt from Robert’s account book and ledger from 1832, the year he started his own fur com­pany with fel­low trader and friend William Sublette.
  • The Adven­tures of Cap­tain Bon­neville
    Wash­ing­ton Irving’s clas­sic tale of the Amer­i­can West in its early days chron­i­cles the expe­ri­ences of Robert and his fel­low traders “whose adven­tures and exploits par­take of the wildest spirit of romance.”
  • The Camp­bell House at Ulster Amer­i­can Folk Park
    Robert’s birth­place Augh­a­lane house is pre­served as a museum in the Ulster Amer­i­can Folk Park in North­ern Ireland.
  • Camp­bell Fam­ily plot
    A descrip­tion and pho­tographs of the fam­ily bur­ial plot at Belle­fontaine Ceme­tery, St. Louis includ­ing details of the Camp­bell monument.
  • Slav­ery at the Camp­bell House
    A story cen­tral to the his­tory of the Camp­bell House and the City of St. Louis is that of slav­ery. Research has revealed that Robert Camp­bell owned a num­ber of slaves over sev­eral years dur­ing his time in St. Louis.

Camp­bell House

St. Louis History

  • Pic­to­r­ial St. Louis 1876
    This impor­tant book pub­lished in 1876 con­tains topo­graph­i­cal views of St. Louis drawn by Camille N. Dry and edited by Richard J. Comp­ton. This is largest panoramic map ever pub­lished and was ded­i­cated to the famous Mis­sis­sippi River bridge­builder Capt. James B. Eads. The 110 plates in the book when trimmed and assem­bled cre­ate a panorama of the city mea­sur­ing about 9 by 24 feet.
  • St. Louis Vir­tual City Project
    This project uti­lizes inter­ac­tive web tech­nolo­gies to explore the his­tory of the City of St. Louis and the St. Louis region. Cur­rently only the 1850s and the 1950s decades are active. The Project begins with a three-dimentional, inter­ac­tive model of the city in the 1850s, and con­tains such places to visit as the cour­t­house. where you can learn about the Dred Scott case. The Vir­tual City will grow richer in detail as the St. Louis Regional His­tory Project is expanded in time and space.
  • Dis­tilled His­tory
    Award-winning local blog­ger and Camp­bell House docent com­bines two of his favorite things — his­tory and spir­its — in an engag­ing and infor­ma­tive look at St. Louis, Camp­bell fam­ily and gen­eral Amer­i­can history.
  • 1820 Colonel Ben­jamin Stephen­son House
    Located just a few clicks across the river into Illi­nois from down­town St. Louis, the Stephen­son House is an impor­tant land­mark link­ing the early his­tory of Edwardsville, Illi­nois to the ear­li­est days of the Illi­nois ter­ri­tory ca. 1809. A stun­ning exam­ple of early-nineteenth cen­tury Fed­eral archi­tec­ture, the Stephen­son House has been beau­ti­fully restored and offers a wide array of edu­ca­tion programs.
  • Land­marks Asso­ci­a­tion of St. Louis
    St. Louis, bequeathed with a wealth of his­tor­i­cally and archi­tec­turally sig­nif­i­cant build­ings, owes the con­ser­va­tion and adap­tive reuse of much of that inher­i­tance to Land­marks Asso­ci­a­tion of St. Louis, Inc.  Orga­nized in 1958 and incor­po­rated as a non-profit in 1959, Land­marks is the pri­mary advo­cate for the region’s built environment.
  • St. Louis His­tor­i­cal Art and Archi­tec­ture Walk­ing Tours
    Join expert guide and his­to­rian Mau­reen Kavanaugh for a walk­ing tour of down­town St. Louis. Mau­reens tours are “a cel­e­bra­tion of city build­ings and pub­lic art on a grand scale. St. Louis is base­ball and bratwurst, toasted ravi­oli and the blues. It’s home to the old­est steel-frame sky­scraper in the world and the tallest man-made mon­u­ment in the United States.” Sites and sub­jects cov­ered are as diverse as the ancient Mis­sis­sip­pian Indian Mounds of St. Louis and the Gate­way Arch.