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.