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Agency Number: NG50
Title: W E L H CROWTHER COLLECTION
Start Date: 01 Jan 1825
End Date: 31 Dec 1981
Description:

William Crowther (1788-1839) arrived in Hobart with his young family in 1825. Unable to secure an official post, he established a private medical practice and was involved in the early stages of the movement to end the transportation of convicts to Van Diemen's Land.

Successive generations of Crowthers - William Lodewyk (1817-1885), Edward Lodewyk (1843-1931), and William Edward Lodewyk Hamilton (1887-1981) - practised medicine. W.L. and E.L. Crowther both entered politics: W.L. was Premier 1878-9. W.E.L.H. Crowther served at Gallipoli and on the Western Front during the First World War. Knighted in 1964, he donated a large collection of books, manuscripts, pictures and other artefacts to the State Library of Tasmania.

The Crowther manuscript collection includes records of other notable Tasmanian indiividuals and businesses as well as the Crowther family itself. Cataloguing is ongoing: items will continue to appear during 2019.

Information Sources:

Kathryn Evans, Guide to the Crowther Family Papers (State Library of Tasmania, 2006) http://stors.tas.gov.au/922887

Legislation Administered:

Legislation Creating:

Legislation Abolishing Agency:

Functions Performed:
32 ARCHIVAL COLLECTIONS
37 ARTS AND CULTURE
31 COMMUNITY HEALTH AND WELFARE
34 FAMILY ARCHIVES
38 GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS
39 RELIGION
43 SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
30 TASMANIAN BUSINESSES
29 TASMANIAN COMMUNITY
42 TRADE UNIONS, PROFESSIONAL, EMPLOYER AND INDUSTRY GROUPS
Related Agencies:
NG3435 JOHN TRETHEWEY (COLLECTOR)
TA34 STATE LIBRARY OF TASMANIA 01 Jan 1943 31 Oct 2006
Series Created By Agency:
CRO33  W E L H CROWTHER BOOKPLATE COLLECTION 01 Jan 1804 31 Dec 1969
CRO60  MISCELLANEOUS HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS 01 Jan 1810 01 Jan 1970
CRO89  LETTERS AND SERMONS 01 Jan 1810 06 Jul 1838
CRO85  DIARY 12 Aug 1812
CRO32  CROWTHER AND BLYTH FAMILY DOCUMENTS 01 Jan 1813 01 Jan 1954
CRO82  SHIPS' LOGS 03 Jan 1813 01 Jan 1931
CRO83  BUSINESS RECORDS 24 Jul 1816 19 Jul 1852
CRO8  SCRAPBOOKS RELATING TO W E L H CROWTHER 01 Jan 1825 31 Dec 1978
CRO86  BUSINESS RECORDS 01 Oct 1826
CRO42  JOHN WALKER - BUSINESS AND PERSONAL RECORDS 27 Dec 1826 01 Jan 1870
NS4978  CONVICT BANK ACCOUNTS 01 Jan 1828 30 Jun 1851
CRO43  STEPHEN ADEY - FINANCIAL RECORDS 01 Jan 1828 31 Dec 1837
NS4979  DERWENT BANK - GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE 01 Jan 1828 31 Dec 1855
CRO23  PRESBYTERY DISPUTES 07 Oct 1828 31 Dec 1870
CRO29  BUSINESS RECORDS OF JAMES KELLY 01 Jan 1829 14 Sep 1931
CRO53  DIARY OF THOMAS LEWIS 14 Oct 1829 17 Mar 1830
CRO24  LETTERBOOK OF CHARLES SWANSTON 01 Jan 1830 31 Dec 1850
CRO25  GEORGE FORDYCE STORY - PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL RECORDS 01 Jan 1830 31 Dec 1865
CRO40  DAY BOOKS 01 Jan 1831 01 Jan 1841
CRO44  VAN DIEMEN'S LAND LIFE ASSURANCE CO. - ADMINISTRATIVE RECORDS 16 Jul 1832 14 Nov 1832
CRO31  CHARLES SWANSTON - MISCELLANEOUS CORRESPONDENCE 01 Jan 1833 31 Dec 1851
CRO45  THOMAS ANSTEY - BUSINESS AND PERSONAL LETTERS 01 Jan 1834 31 Dec 1849
CRO50  SEPARATION OF PROTESTANT AND CATHOLIC EDUCATION 01 Jan 1836 31 Dec 1867
CRO88  FARM NOTEBOOKS 01 Jan 1836 01 Jan 1874
CRO90  LETTERS 14 May 1837 11 May 1854
NS5774  MAPS 01 Jan 1838
CRO51  MARRIAGE LICENCES 22 Nov 1838 06 Nov 1850
CRO18  W L CROWTHER - PERSONAL AND BUSINESS RECORDS 01 Jan 1839 31 Dec 1885
CRO72  ACCOUNT BOOK - JERUSALEM PARK 01 Jan 1839 01 Jan 1847
CRO52  O'MAY ALBUMS 01 Jan 1840 01 Jan 1960
CRO76  JOHN MONTAGU MANUSCRIPT 07 Feb 1842 17 Oct 1842
NS676  MICROFILM OF THE LOG BOOKS OF THE ELEANOR, GREAT BRITAIN, ELIZA JANE AND THE ESPERANZA 27 Apr 1846 14 Oct 1862
CRO61  FARM RECORDS 01 Jan 1849 01 Jan 1866
CRO6  SCRAPBOOKS RELATING TO W L CROWTHER 01 Jan 1850 31 Dec 1930
CRO5  E S HALL - DRAWINGS, DIAGRAMS AND TEXT PANELS USED IN MEDICAL LECTURES 01 Jan 1850 31 Dec 1855
NS512  UNION (HOBART : 1850) 01 Nov 1850 31 Dec 1850
CRO9  SPECIMENS OF MOSSES AND LIVERWORTS 01 Jan 1852 31 Dec 1854
CRO22  LAVINGTON ROOPE - DIARIES 01 Jan 1853 31 Dec 1855
CRO62  EAST COAST STEAM NAVIGATION COMPANY CORRESPONDENCE 02 Sep 1854 06 Jun 1855
CRO36  PERSONAL EFFECTS OF MOLESWORTH JEFFERY 25 Feb 1860 11 Sep 1971
CRO34  RAILWAY PLANS - SECTION OF DERWENT VALLEY LINE EXTENSION WESTERWAY TO TYENNA 01 Jan 1862
CRO19  E L CROWTHER - PERSONAL AND BUSINESS RECORDS 01 Jan 1864 31 Dec 1931
CRO71  LETTERS AND DIARIES OF J W ROBINSON 01 Feb 1864 18 May 1873
NS50  LEASE ISSUED TO W L CROWTHER FOR LADY ELLIOTT ISLAND 01 Apr 1866
CRO54  MARGARET CLEBURNE - COMMONPLACE BOOK 07 Aug 1867
CRO69  NEWSPAPER CUTTINGS 03 Oct 1867 01 Jan 1950
CRO84  LOGBOOK - GEORGE ROBINSON 06 Feb 1869
CRO37  MEDICAL NOTES OF WILLIAM EDWIN CROWTHER 03 May 1869 01 Apr 1933
CRO39  SKETCHES OF TASMANIAN SCENES - ARTIST UNKNOWN 01 Jan 1872 31 Dec 1878
CRO77  ARTHUR BINGHAM CROWTHER - CERTIFICATES AND TESTIMONIALS 05 Apr 1873 06 Mar 1882
CRO66  FRONDILEGIUM 01 Jan 1874
CRO15  SCRAPBOOK RELATING TO THE LIFE AND NAVAL CAREER OF THOMAS DE HOGHTON 01 Jan 1875 31 Dec 1920
CRO57  SCRAPBOOK OF ADELINE MCINTYRE 01 Jan 1876
CRO16  SCRAPBOOKS COMPILED BY W A DAWSON 01 Jan 1876 31 Dec 1922
CRO7  SCRAPBOOKS RELATING TO E L CROWTHER 01 Jan 1877 31 Dec 1931
CRO80  CERTIFICATES AND MEDALS 17 Jan 1879 11 Jun 1977
CRO59  ALFRED BINGLEY ROBINSON NOTEBOOKS AND DIARIES 01 Jan 1880 16 Jul 1892
CRO20  HENRY LUCAS CROWTHER - BUSINESS RECORDS 01 Jan 1888 31 Dec 1902
CRO10  SCRAPBOOKS COMPILED BY A W HUME 01 Jan 1890 16 Feb 1925
CRO67  FREDERICK SMITHIES PHOTOGRAPHS 01 Jan 1890 30 Jan 1978
CRO41  TASMANIAN ARCHAEOLOGY FIELD NOTES 01 Jan 1897 03 Sep 1938
CRO12  NEWSPAPER CUTTINGS VOLUMES - MISCELLANEOUS SUBJECTS 01 Jan 1900 31 Dec 1950
CRO21  STEREOSCOPIC PHOTOGRAPHS 01 Jan 1900
CRO56  TERENCE CAMPBELL BUTLER - FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHS 01 Jan 1900 01 Jan 1969
CRO46  GLASS PLATE NEGATIVES AND LANTERN SLIDES 01 Jan 1900
CRO38  EXERCISE BOOK OF MISS VICTORIA L GREEN 01 Jun 1900 24 May 1901
CRO1  CORRESPONDENCE AND SUBJECT FILES COMPILED BY W E L H CROWTHER 01 Jan 1910 31 Dec 1985
CRO13  POSTCARDS - TOPOGRAPHICAL AND MISCELLANEOUS 01 Jan 1910 01 Jan 1970
CRO70  CHRISTMAS CARDS 01 Jan 1910 01 Jan 1972
CRO11  W E L H CROWTHER - HISTORICAL NEWSPAPER CUTTINGS 01 Jan 1911
CRO17  W E L H CROWTHER - DIARIES 01 Jan 1911 31 Dec 1972
CRO35  PAPERS OF JANE EMMELY MCELROY (J E MCELROY) 01 Jan 1912 06 Feb 1943
CRO14  FIRST WORLD WAR POSTCARDS AND PHOTOGRAPHS 01 Jan 1915 31 Dec 1918
CRO2  W E L H CROWTHER - RECORDS RELATING TO MILITARY SERVICE 01 Jan 1915 02 Oct 1974
CRO87  MANUSCRIPTS OF JAMES SPRENT THE YOUNGER 01 Jan 1915 01 Jan 1944
CRO30  ROY CLARK - FIRST WORLD WAR PHOTOGRAPHS 04 Sep 1915 09 Jan 1916
CRO3  FIRST WORLD WAR PHOTOGRAPHS - WESTERN FRONT 01 Jan 1917 31 Dec 1919
CRO4  W E L H CROWTHER - PHOTOGRAPHS OF WESTERN FRONT 1917-1918 01 Sep 1917 31 Aug 1918
CRO63  EMILY PENNINGTON COMMONPLACE BOOK 06 Aug 1918 29 Nov 1921
CRO68  MANUSCRIPTS AND TYPESCRIPTS 01 Jan 1920 01 Jan 1950
CRO75  LANTERN SLIDES 01 Jan 1927 01 Jan 1935
CRO48  WHALING REMINISCENCES 01 Jan 1929 31 Dec 1994
CRO92  PHOTOGRAPHS OF BANZARE VOYAGES 01 Jan 1929 01 Jan 1931
CRO58  PHOTOGRAPHS COLLECTED BY JESSIE LUCKMAN 01 Jan 1930 01 Jan 1946
CRO74  SCRAPBOOKS - JOHN KENNEDY 01 Jan 1930
CRO91  LETTERS AND REPORTS ON BANZARE VOYAGES 02 Dec 1930 23 Dec 1932
CRO55  NATIONAL HEALTH SCHEME 01 Jan 1937 01 Jan 1941
CRO64  GEORGE MACKANESS MANUSCRIPTS 01 Jan 1943
CRO65  ARNDELL NEIL LEWIS PAPERS 10 Oct 1943
CRO27  SHIPS LOGS - TYPED TRANSCRIPTS AND SUMMARIES 01 Jan 1960
CRO28  W L CROWTHER LIBRARY ADMINISTRATIVE FILES 01 Jan 1964
CRO26  CROWTHER FAMILY CHRONICLE 01 Jan 1967
CRO79  SLIDES 09 Aug 1967 01 Jun 1981
CRO81  PHOTOGRAPHS - COREEN 01 Jan 1970 01 Jun 1981
CRO78  LITERARY MANUSCRIPTS 09 Jul 1980 24 Aug 1984