UNIVERSITY of GLASGOW

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Robert Crawford, 1845-1915

Nationality: Scottish
Date of Birth: 1845
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Date of Death: 1915.03.06
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Identity:

Robert Crawford, LL.D., D.L., was a Glasgow Councillor.

Life:

Robert Crawford, of Burns, Crawford and Co., was a Glasgow councillor from 1883-1896. He was the chairman of the committee on Art Galleries and Museums in 1891 when a group of Glasgow painters and architects appended their names to a list requesting that the Corporation of Glasgow buy JW's Arrangement in Grey and Black, No. 2: Portrait of Thomas Carlyle (YMSM 137) (#12326). Crawford supported the appeal and met JW at that time.

Crawford was admitted as a lay member of Glasgow Art Club on 19 February 1891, and elected as an honorary member on 25 April 1894.

Bibliography:

Eyre-Todd, G., Who's Who in Glasgow, Glasgow, 1909; Bell, Peter, Who was Who in Edwardian Scotland, Edinburgh, 1986.