Crawford family : Papers

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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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There are 413 items in total.
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Date: 1845, n d From: Crawford family : Papers Ref: MS-Papers-1001-083 Description: Correspondence with J A Hodgson of Wooloomoloo, 1845 re J C Crawford's farming activities. Crawford's financial notes on New Zealand and Australian land hol...
Date: 1830s From: Crawford family : Papers Ref: MS-Papers-1001-001A Description: Note book which commences with a visit to Patros Quantity: 1 volume(s).
From: Crawford family : Papers Ref: MS-Papers-1001-038 Description: Includes Australian section which is more detailed than the book; reminiscences which are perhaps drafts of New Zealand section of the book. Quantity: 1 fol...
Date: 1831-1834, 1835, 1836-1837 From: Crawford family : Papers Ref: MS-Papers-1001-035 Description: A cruise to South America; Cruise on the coasts of Spain and Portugal; Cruise on the Mediterranean; Memorandum of streams of stones in Falkland Islands. Qua...
Date: 1834-1837, 1836, 1837, 1854 From: Crawford family : Papers Ref: MS-Papers-1001-001 Description: Diary fragments, Valpariso 1854; Corfu 1837 with detailed diary of visit to Greece in 1836 Quantity: 1 folder(s).
Date: n d From: Crawford family : Papers Ref: MS-Papers-1001-044 Description: Essays include: Teetotalism; Eight hour week; Power; Mendicancy and tips; Wit and humour Quantity: 1 folder(s).
Date: 1844-1845 From: Crawford family : Papers Ref: MS-Papers-1001-004 Description: This volume is almost entirely autobiographical with a few diary entries to April 1845 when Crawford rents Forest Lodge, Sydney. Quantity: 1 volume(s).
Date: 1888-1899 From: Crawford family : Papers Ref: MS-Papers-1001-274 Description: Quantity: 1 folder(s).
Date: 1907-1912 From: Crawford family : Papers Ref: MS-Papers-1001-201 Description: Quantity: 1 folder(s).
Date: 1852, 1863 From: Crawford family : Papers Ref: MS-Papers-1001-088 Description: Correspondence with Sir David Munro, 1852 and 1863; receipts for purchase of land at Waitohi, 1858 Quantity: 1 folder(s).