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Joseph Crawhall Archives Series
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Consists of a variety of art work produced by Joseph Crawhall II. They range from rough sketches to finished, printed pieces and use an assortment of mediums including pencil, watercolour, ink and engravings.


Consists of published materials, largely produced by contemporary authors to Joseph Crawhall II. The publications range from artistic material such as ballads and poems, to advertising material such as catalogues and prospectuses.


Consists of letters sent to and from Joseph Crawhall II. A large proportion of these letters are from Andrew Tuer, joint owner of The Leadenhall Press, and Charles Keene, an artist and good friend of Joseph Crawhall II.

Also consists of letters sent to Thomas Crawhall, Joseph Crawhall II's grandfather, and to Mrs. Crawhall, wife of Joseph Crawhall II.

The letters concern both personal and professional matters.

Illustrated Diary

Consists of 3 volumes of scrapbooks created by George Edward Crawhall, brother of Joseph Crawhall II. The volumes largely consists of art work, such as watercolour drawings and pencil sketches, which are often accompanied by annotations; particuarly hunting notes. Other material in the diaries include newspaper articles, poems and quotes.


Consists of a variety of material relating to Joseph Crawhall II, as well as the wider Crawhall family. Items include information about socieities and clubs that Joseph Crawhall II participated in, as well as personal items such as photographs and the wax seal of Joseph Crawhall I.

Watercolour Sketches

Consists of 81 watercolour sketches produced by Joseph Crawhall II. The sketches are predominatly comic in tone, and are often accompanied by a witty annotation.