Durban: Published Privately for my Father's Friends, [n.d.]. viii (with three extra pages inserted after p.iii), 419pp, (2) Colophon, photographic illustrations. Bevelled cloth covered boards printed with a dark brown border and title in orange, printed endpapers, pp i - 156 are a photolithographed reproduction of the hand lettered copy, pp 159 - 419 comprise the Appendices. Leaves are lightly age-toned, 2cm horizontal tear to outer margin p 159 (no loss). Very Good. Item #756
"Dr Sam Campbell, 1861-1926, was a medical doctor and educationalist. He was a son of William and Agnes Campbell, who arrived in Natal in 1850 as Byrne emigrants. He was brought up in Durban and studied medicine at Edinburgh University. During the South African War he served as a doctor at the Natal Volunteers Hospital Camp at Ladysmith. Sam Campbell was founder of the Natal Technical College and helped to establish the University of Natal. In 1886 he was married to Margaret Dunnachie. They had 6 children, one of whom was the poet Roy Campbell." (Campbell Collections, University of Kwa-Zulu Natal).
According to the introduction by Ethel Campbell, she wrote the verse tribute in 1926 soon after her father died and was later convinced to reproduce it so that it might enjoy a wider appreciation among her father's friends. There is no publication date but the postscript is dated 1938.