"Malcolm Campbell, of Lucknow, is the son of Donald Campbell, a farmer of Inverness-shire, Scotland, where Malcolm was born in 1819. Emigrating to Canada in 1846, he settled first in Blenheim Township, but subsequently resided at Richmond, and afterwards at Kirkwall, at both of which places he carried on trade. In 1856 he came to Kinloss, opened the first store in what is now the Village of Lucknow, and has ever since followed mercantile business in this place. Being a shrewd business man, as well as a popular and affable, he has done a very large trade and accumulated and extensive property.
During his residence in Lucknow Mr. Campbell has held many official and represented positions, and performed their duties in the most satisfactory manner. He was appointed the first Postmaster of the place, which position he still retains. He has represented Kinloss and Lucknow as Councillor and Reeve, having been eight years in the County Council, during which time he was considered years standing, and holds several minor official positions. In politics he is strongly Reform, and a very great source of strength to his party. Closely identified with the material interests of Lucknow, from its very earliest settlement to the present time, no man has taken a more advanced part in its healthy development, nor does any stand higher in the respect, esteem, and confidence of its people."
Belden 1880 Atlas of the County of Bruce