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Richard McLeod Crawford photographs

 Collection — Container: UA Small Collections Box 11, Folder: 1
Identifier: UA 5.308

Content Description

This accession consists of two photographs taken by Richard McLeod Crawford (Class of 1905), a William & Mary professor from 1918-1930. The smaller photograph, inscribed "Williamsburg 1918," depicts an African-American man sitting on a cattle-drawn vehicle next to another African-American man and child standing in the road. The larger photograph depicts Henry Billups holding the bell rope at the Wren Building, and was inscribed on the back by Richard's wife Elizabeth Londes Scott Crawford (1875-1944) in 1935. Elizabeth Londes Scott Crawford was the daughter of Elizabeth Stoddert Ewell Scott (1841-1911) and granddaughter of Benjamin Stoddert Ewell. The photographs were stored in Elizabeth Londes Scott Crawford's desk which passed to her daughter Lizinka Ewell Crawford Ramsey (1912-1984, Class of 1933) and then to her niece Susan McCartney Shelton who donated them to William & Mary. Lizinka married Edmond Fitzgerald Ramsey, Shelton's mother's brother, in 1937.


  • Creation: 1918, 1935


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0.1 Linear Feet (2 photographs)