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Boy talking to grandma

Consists of a watercolour sketch of a boy talking to his grandma while she is knitting. Caption reads: "Always knitting Gran'ma." Grandma - "Yes dear - socks for the poor - you kow the Bible tells us 'Charity covers…'" "Oh yes! I remember - a multitude of shins!"

Genealogical Scrapbook

Consists of a scrapbook which contains an assortment of material relating to a variety of members of the Crawhall family. The material is largely personal items, including invitations, certificates and letters which dates range from the beginning to the end of the 19th century. Thomas and Ann Crawhall, grandparents of Joseph Crawhall II, feature prominently in the scrapbook. Highlights include Thomas' honourary diploma from the Royal Jennerian Society, his last will and testament, and pencil sketches of both Thomas and Ann.

Album Amicorum

Consists of an 'Album Amicorum' or friendship book constructed by Joseph Crawhall II. The book contains newpaper clippings relating to Joseph Crahwall II and his work, poems, letters, photographs of himself and his family and various art work, including a a watercolour of his sister Margaret.

Clergyman consoling a widow

Consists of a watercolour sketch of a clergyman consoling a widow. Caption reads: Clergyman - "My Dear Mrs Smith - I wish most sincerely to console with you on the loss of your husband- he was…" Mrs S. - "Ah: but there's one thing - I know where he spends his evenings now!"

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