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Henry Crookshank Letters Public Deposited

IE TCD MS 11290 is a collection of letters written by Henry Crookshank (1893-1972) to members of his family during World War I, whilst stationed in the Middle East.

Abstract
  • IE TCD MS 11290 is a collection of letters written by Henry Crookshank (1893-1972) to members of his family during World War I, whilst stationed in the Middle East.Henry was the second son of Charles Henry Crookshank (1859-1927) and Henrietta Elizabeth Stokes (1867-c.1945). Henry attended St. Columba’s College, and later Trinity College Dublin where he studied Mathematics, which he departed from in order to serve with the Dublin Fusiliers in the First World War. In 1918 he returned to Trinity to read Engineeering; in 1920 he travelled to India as part of a geological survey team, and published his 'Memoirs of the Geological Survey of India' in 1936. He became the Director of the Geological Survey of Pakistan around 1948. He married Eileen Mary ‘Kitty’ Somervil-Lodge (born 1896, Eastbourne, Sussex) in Calcutta in 1921 and they went on to have three daughters: Elizabeth (1922-2015), Anne (1927-2016), and Helen (1932- ). Anne became Professor Emeritus of History of Art in Trinity College, Dublin, a department she established in 1966. See also Manuscripts & Archives Research Library's exhibition, Fit as Fiddles and as Hard as Nails: https://www.tcd.ie/library/fitasfiddles/
Creator
Date Created
  • end 1920
  • start 1912
Language
Culture
  • Irish
Provenance
  • Presented to the Library of Trinity College Dublin by Anne Crookshank, head of the Department of the History of Art and Architecture and daughter of Henry Crookshank.
  • Crookshank, Anne, Donor
Subject
Keyword
Genre
  • Manuscripts
  • letters (correspondence)
Shelf Mark/Reference Number
  • IE TCD MS 11290/1-49
Location
  • Manuscripts & Archives Research Library, Trinity College Dublin
Rights statement
  • Copyright The Board of Trinity College Dublin. Images are available for single-use academic application only. Publication, transmission or display is prohibited without formal written approval of the Library of Trinity College, Dublin.
Last modified
  • 02/06/2020
Contributors
Resource type
Source
  • 0128959
Digital Object Id
  • MS11290-26_1