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  • Title
    Crawford family papers, 1841-1922
  • Creator
  • Call number
    MLMSS 8309
  • Level of description
    Collection
  • Date

    1841-1922
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    153430
  • Physical Description
    0.52 metres of textual material (3 boxes)
  • ADMINISTRATIVE/ BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY

    In 1823, Robert James Crawford (1799-1848) received a land grant that he named Hill-end or Hill End, in what is now Doonside (named after his home town in Scotland).

    Robert had four children with Mary Campbell (d. 1832): Mary Crawford (b. 1826), Robert Crawford (1827-1906), George Canning Crawford (b. 1828), and Agnes C. Crawford (b. 1831). The elder Robert Crawford married Miss Jones of Bligh Street, Sydney, in 1832.

    Robert Crawford (1827-1906) married Victoria Margaret Smyth in 1868. Their son, Robert (1868-1930), born in the same year became a published poet.

    Reference:
    Compiled from the collection
    Trove http://trove.nla.gov.au/ (accessed 2 March 2012)
    NSW Registry of Births Deaths & Marriages http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/familyHistory/searchHistoricalRecords.htm (accessed 2 March 2012)
  • Scope and Content
    BOX 1
    Account books, 1853-1897

    Folder 1
    5 notebooks of Robert Crawford, including details of farm stock, finances, addresses, work, and properties, 1863-1881; diary of Robert Crawford, ca. 1841-1854; handbill for Othello: noted coaching stallion, appearing in Elalong, 1845; inventory taken at Hill End, 1856; clipping of article by Ruby Crawford from 'Leisure Moments', 1900; letters to Messrs. Crawford Bros., 1920, 1922

    Folder 2
    Rent book of Ellalong and Eglinton Estates, 1853-1906

    BOX 2
    Account books, 1897-1915

    Diaries of Robert Crawford, 1896-1897, 1903-1904

    Hill End stock book, 1885-1895

    Ardgowan Plains account book, 1846-1850

    BOX 3
    Enlarged, later copy of an 1825 article from a newspaper concerning the Agricultural Stock Club, including the name of Robert Crawford, Esq.

    MAPS
    Plan of Mrs Campbell's property in Bligh Street Sydney showing particulars of portions of drains ..., 1858
    Ellalong and Eglinton Estates known as Crawford's ..., 1910 [annotated subdivision plan]
    Parish of Coongewein, 1888
    Parish of Ellalong, 1888
    Transferred to Maps
  • Source
    Presented by Gordon Keith Crawford, 1997
  • Access Conditions

    This material is held offsite and can take up to four days to retrieve.
  • Copying Conditions
    Copyright status:: In copyright
    Approval for reproduction required: From copyright owner
    Please acknowledge: : Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales
  • Description source

    Information upgraded as part of the Manuscripts Unprocessed eRecords Project 2011-2012
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