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George Douglas Campbell, Eighth Duke of Argyll (1823–1900)

Argyll, George Douglas Campbell (är-gīl’), eighth Duke of. An English philosophical, scientific, and political writer, and statesman; born in Ardencaple Castle, Dumbartonshire, April 30, 1823; died at London, April 24, 1900. He was Lord Privy Seal (1853–55) and Postmaster-General (1855), being reappointed to both offices in 1860, to the former again in 1880; was Secretary for India (1868–74). He wrote: ‘The Reign of Law’ (1866), a striking work upholding theism; ‘Primeval Man’ (1869); ‘Iona’ (1870); ‘The Eastern Question’ (2 vols., 1879); ‘The Unity of Nature’ (2d ed. 1884); ‘Geology and the Deluge’ (1885); ‘Scotland as It Was and as It Is’ (2 vols., 1887); and ‘The Unseen Foundations of Society.’