Crawshay, Lionel Henry de Barri (1882-1917)

  • Crawshay, Lionel Henry de Barri, 1882-1917.
  • Archives and manuscripts

About this work


Collection of note-books containing six volumes on Botany and Comparative Osteology, a Register of Photographs, and a Bicycling Diary. The 5 Botanical notebooks, and the single volume on Comparative Osteology, are illustrated with mounted and other drawings, some in pencil.



Physical description

8 volumes 4to. v.s. Six original volumes in original boards, 2 in half-calf. All the illustrations are mounted except in Vol. I.

Acquisition note

Purchased 1929.

Biographical note

Lionel Henry de Barri Crawshay was born in 1882, the son of De Barri Crawshaw and Rose Mary Crawshay of "Rosefield," Kippington, and grandson of Francis Crawshay, a Welsh ironmaster who owned coal mines and foundries and lived at Bradbourne House, Sevenoaks from 1870. Lionel was a naturalist and botanist; like his father, he took a particular interest in orchids. He enlisted in the 2/4th (Territorial Force) Battalion, The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment), at Maidstone and was killed on 4 May 1917, aged 34, when the S.S. Transylvania was torpedoed in the Mediterranean; he is buried at Savona, Italy, and commemorated on the Kippington war memorial.

Finding aids

Database description transcribed from S.A.J. Moorat, Catalogue of Western Manuscripts on Medicine and Science in the Wellcome Historical Medical Library (London: Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine, 1962-1973).


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Accession number

  • 76111