The Papers of Lucy Crawford in the Dartmouth College LibraryWMAN MS-626

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Crawford, Lucy
Title Remainder: Papers. 1797-1978
Dates: 1797-1978
Identification: MS-626


The papers of Lucy Crawford and her History of the White Mountains consist of correspondence, accounts, day books, and other personal papers as well as several drafts of her history. Of particular interest is the interleaved copy of the History with notes, corrections, and additions. This material provides an important view of the development of this seminal work on the history of the White Mountains. The woodblocks created by Marshall Tidd to illustrate the History are also present. Also included in the collection is the register kept by Crawford and her husband Ethan Allen Crawford for visitors to their hostelry from 1823 to 1835.

The later history of the text of Crawford's History can be studied through the correspondence relating to the 1966 and 1978 editions of the book.

The collection, in 4 boxes (1.75 linear feet), was the gift of Frederick C. Crawford, the Appalachian Mountain Club, and William C. Wheeler.


1. Bills and receipts

2. Clippings album

3. Correspondence

4. Correspondence

5. Correspondence re

6. Daybook, 1797-1836

7. Daybook, 1842-1844

8. Genealogical data


1. History manuscript

2. History manuscript

3. History manuscript

4. History manuscript

5. History manuscript

6. History—Interleaved copy

7. Legal documents

8. Legal documents

9. Maps


1. Register, 1823-1835

2. Register—transcript

3. Register—transcript

4. Register—transcript

5. Register—transcript

6. Correspondence regarding publication, 1966-1967

7. Correspondence regarding publication, 1966-1967

8. Reviews, 1966-1967

9. Correspondence regarding publication, 1977-1978


Tidd Woodblocks

1. The Rosebrook place

2. Carrying a lady down Jacob's Ladder

3. Hamstringing a moose at Sawyer's Rock

4. Getting the teams into the rocks at the Notch

5. The Willey place before the slide

6. The Willey place after the slide

7. The two camps before the slide

8. The two camps after the slide

9. Crawford carrying a bear

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