Crawford family : Papers
- Crawford familyCrawford, James Coutts, 1817-1889; Willis, Janet, 1845-1932; Crawford, James Dundas, 1850-1903; Crawford, Henry Duncan, 1859-1908; Crawford, Alexander Donald, 1863-1935; Crawford, Charles John, 1866-1940
The bulk of the collection comprises diaries, notebooks, correspondence and papers of James Coutts Crawford, 1817-1889 and correspondence with his sons H D, A D, C J, and J D Crawford who held a diplomatic post in China, and daughter Janet Willis. James Coutts Crawford's papers cover his naval career, sojourn in Australia, farming and development of land purchased at Miramar (Wellington) and service as Provincial Geologist. The papers reflect his interest in natural history, agriculture and mining. Early material was used in `Recollections of Travel in Australia and New Zealand' published in 1880.
The papers of his sons deal with the development of the Miramar Estate and sheep farming.
Arrangement: This collection is arranged so that the papers of James Coutts Crawford and each member of his family are self-contained as far as possible. The outward correspondence to members of the immediate family is collected under the writer while inward correspondence is confined to letters from extended family members and other writers. There is some overlapping of papers especially where the Miramar estate is concerned.
Quantity: 406 folder(s). 3 volume(s). 4 Linear Metres.
Physical Description: Holographs, mss, typescript, printed matter, maps, photographs
Finding Aids: Inventory available.
Provenance: See inventory for details
Transfers: To Photographic Archive - Photograph albums (25 Sep 1984) PA-Group-00149.
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- 406 folder(s), 3 volume(s), 4 Linear Metres, Personal correspondence, Account books, Financial records, Publications (Documents), Clippings, Maps, Photographs, Pamphlets, Ephemera, Manuscripts, Holographs, mss, typescript, printed matter, maps, photographs, Image quality: Some photocopies in this collection are of poor quality
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