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Month: December 1907

5 – Letter to Smith from Richard Crawshay, Melchbourne Vicarage, Sharnbrook, Bedfordshire, 3 Dec 1907

Crawshay writes to say that he has not yet visited London again, due to suffering a bout of malarial fever. He mentions that he sympathises with [Richard?] Burton, whose life he is reading an account of. He recommends that Smith read about the surveying voyages of the ‘Adventure’ and the ‘Beagle’ by Robert Fitzroy…

6 – Calling card for Captain Richard Crawshay, Reserve of Officers: late Inniskilling Dragoons

This item includes the calling card of Captain Richard Crawshay (dated 13 Dec 1907), pasted to a note about C H Read, Keeper of Ethnology at the British Museum, pasted to the reverse of an invite to Smith and his wife to a country bazaar. Smith has annotated the card ‘I wish I had kept Crawshay’s delightful correspondence during his travels in Patagonia and Australia’…