Robert Camell 1693-1732

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Robert CAMELL or CAM'ELL or CAMMELL 1693-1732

Camell's bookplate (British Museum Franks Collection 4931)

Biographical Note

Born at Diss, Norfolk, son of Robert Camell, attorney. LL.B. Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge 1715, LL.D. 1723; rector of Lound, Suffolk and of Bradwell 1717, lecturer at St Peter Mancroft, Norwich 1731. A number of his sermons were published in 1726, and he is known to have helped the researches of the Norfolk historian Francis Blomefield.


Camell used an engraved armorial bookplate (Franks 4931); his younger brother William, of whom no further biographical details are recorded, used a printed book label dated 1725. The extent and disposition of his library is not known.

William Camell's book label (British Museum Franks Collection 4932)


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