Lawrence, Warwick Ritchie Crawford, 1915-2009

Retired journalist and writer; biographer of Captain William Mein Smith. Born Carterton, 27 Dec 1915; Lawrence was educated at Carterton Primary School, Wairarapa High School in Masterton and at the University of Auckland. He wrote "Three Mile Bush", an early history of the Wairarapa when he was 18 in 1934. The next year his novel "Vulcan Lane" was published by the Unicorn Press. He worked for various publications and advertising agencies in Auckland, Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and Wellington, 1934-1966. He was on active service with the RNZAF, 1939-1945 and was with the British High Commission in Wellington, 1966-1974.

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Date: [ca 1911-1964] From: Riddiford family : Papers Ref: MS-Papers-5714-015 Description: Comprises letters from friends and acquaintances; includes letter from Fred (Col Bunny?) of London (1926); from Dr A A Martin re his father's health; and ca...
Date: 1935, 1939, 1963 From: Challis, Derek Arden, 1930- : Papers relating to Robin Hyde Ref: MS-Papers-9110-233 Description: Contains newspaper articles written by Patrick Anthony Lawlor and Warwick Ritchie Crawford Lawrence Quantity: 1 folder(s). Physical Description: Printed ma...
Date: Mar 1936-Mar 1938 By: Wilkinson, Iris Guiver, 1906-1939 Ref: MS-Papers-0853 Description: Mainly to E Ramsden and W Lawrence, but including one from J D Stark, on writing `Passport to hell', `Check to your king', writing New Zealand history, and o...
Date: [1925-1973] From: Lawlor, Patrick Anthony, 1893-1979 : Papers Ref: 77-067-3/4 Description: Persons entered under Name; many of the files include letters about the subject from other people Quantity: 1 folder(s).
Date: [ca 1934] From: Wilson, Geoffry Burns, 1904-1977 : Papers Ref: MS-Papers-1003-45 Description: Quantity: 1 folder(s).
Date: [ca 1970] By: Smith, Russell Wordsworth, 1913-1983 Ref: MS-Papers-4445 Description: Photocopy of a narrative of the life and times of William Mein Smith. Gives details of William Mein Smith's early years but mainly describes his trip to New ...
Date: [1927-1983] By: Dalton, Muriel, active 1975-1999 Ref: MS-Papers-6541 Description: Comprises a collection of letters given to Dalton in 1967, to which further letters were added in 1968; draft letter from Dalton to Lawlor and reply; and let...
Date: 1984 By: Lawrence, Warwick Ritchie Crawford, 1915-2009 Ref: MS-Papers-2464 Description: Paper written for Brigadier H N Crawford of Naughton, Fife with annotations Accompanying material - Biographical notes including information on William Mein...
Date: 1933 By: Lawrence, Warwick Ritchie Crawford, 1915-2009 Ref: MS-Papers-2522 Description: Manuscript draft of Lawrence's history of Carterton Publication - Published as Three Mile Bush (Carterton) (Masterton, 1934) Quantity: 2 folder(s). Physic...
Date: n d By: Lawrence, Warwick Ritchie Crawford, 1915-2009 Ref: qMS-1140-1141 Description: Also typescript copy made 1956 Quantity: 2 volume(s) (58-161 pages, 22 pages). Physical Description: Ms and typescript (32-35 cm; ¼ red cloth, faded light ...
Date: 1920-1932 From: Alexander Turnbull Library (Wellington) : Correspondence files Ref: MS-Papers-0181-047 Description: Names of selected correspondents entered in Name field. Others are: Labour Department; S Lambourne, 1925; Department of Lands and Survey re Kapiti Island, et...
Date: 1934 From: Cowan family: Collection Ref: MS-Papers-11946-030 Description: Published by W. J. Palamontain, Masterton, in 1934. Presentation copy to James Cowan (with inscribed message by the author). Quantity: 1 folder(s). Physica...
From: Schroder, John Henry Erle, 1895-1980 : Papers Ref: MS-Papers-0280-12 Description: `Persephone in Winter' by Robin Hyde, with typescript of an earlier draft of the title poem; The Desolate Star' by Robin Hyde, inscribed "To John, from his m...
Date: 1968 By: Lawrence, Warwick Ritchie Crawford, 1915-2009 Ref: qMS-1139 Description: Author's typescript of his unpublished biography which gained 2nd place in the Rothman's Book of the Year awards, 1969; with judge's comments attached Includ...
Date: 4 Aug 1965 By: Lawrence, Warwick Ritchie Crawford, 1915-2009 Ref: MS-Papers-10532 Description: Letter in reply to queries raised by Lawrence as to Turnbull's original sources for certain situations and episodes related in his book ie Edward Gibbon Wake...
Date: 1900 - 1950 From: Various artists :[New Zealand and Australian bookplates collected by Johannes Andersen. 1800-1900s]. Ref: BOOKPLATES-Andersen-04 Description: Contains bookplates made by: C T Nightingale. J R Hart, esq. Ella Dwyer. Leslie Ripon Shield, 1931 G Carston Ford. George Charles Haite J L Martin inv. R A A...
Date: 1933 By: Lawrence, Warwick Ritchie Crawford, 1915-2009 Ref: MS-Papers-1667 Description: To J C Andersen re purchase of Three mile bush, written and published by Lawrence Other Titles - Three mile bush Quantity: 1 folder(s) (1 letter). 0.01 Lin...
Date: 1936-1939 By: Wilkinson, Iris Guiver, 1906-1939 Ref: MS-Papers-1724 Description: Variant versions of poems, Arangi-Ma and Joseph's Lilies, published in Houses by the Sea... Christchurch 1952. Letters to W Lawrence and J C Andersen. Letter...
Date: 1936 From: Andersen, Johannes Carl, 1873-1962 : Papers Ref: MS-Papers-0148-029D Description: Quantity: 1 folder(s). Finding Aids: For full description of the contents of this folder see Inventory.
Date: 1935-1936 From: Lawlor, Patrick Anthony, 1893-1979 : Further papers Ref: 86-105-057 Description: Original file of letters received re Lawlor's `Confessions of a journalist'; identified persons entered under Name. A letter from Robin Hyde (Iris Wilkinson)...