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Person: CRABTREE, John H.  (1863-1924)

Biographical summary of this person
Full name
Relevance of this person
amateur photographer and slide maker
Main period of activity
3 April 1881
census record
1881 Census of England and Wales, RG11/4112.100.20
– occupation “Pupil Teacher”
5 April 1891
census record
1891 Census of England and Wales, RG12/3340.67.15
– occupation “Schoolmaster”
31 March 1901
census record
1901 Census of England and Wales, RG13/3819.174.36
– occupation “HM Inspector of Factories”
2 April 1911
census record
1911 Census of England and Wales, RG14/24497
– occupation “HM Inspector of Factories”
30 July 1924
died at
2 September 1924
archive entry
National Probate Calendar Index of Wills and Administrations, 1924 p.651
Slide sets linked to this person

photographer: [Crabtree Collection: cotton factories] (lecture: privately made, at least 7 slides, in/before 1924)

photographer: [Crabtree Collection: historic buildings in north-west England] (lecture: privately made, at least 40 slides, in/before 1924)

photographer: [Crabtree Collection: miscellaneous slides] (miscellaneous: privately made, at least 30 slides, in/before 1924)

slide maker: [Crabtree Collection: mounted seeds and insect wings] (miscellaneous: manufacturer unknown, at least 5 slides, in/before 1924)

photographer: [Crabtree Collection: photographs of biological subjects] (lecture: privately made, at least 119 slides, in/before 1924)

photographer: [Crabtree Collection: Samuel Crompton and the cotton industry] (lecture: privately made, at least 83 slides, in/before 1924)

slide maker: [Crabtree Collection: spores of various fungi] (lecture: privately made, at least 29 slides, in/before 1924)

photographer: [Crabtree Collection: tour in Norway] (lecture: privately made, at least 86 slides, 1888-1911)

photographer: [Crabtree Collection: views in and around Oldham, Lancashire] (lecture: privately made, at least 15 slides, in/before 1924)

Burnley Express No. 5,663 (2 August 1924), p. 16, col. 4
  –  obituary notice

“[...] He published a trade manual, enttitled 'The Cotton Industry,' published in 1922, which was a concise description of the trade from the raw material to the finished article, and he was also the author of several small works on nature study. He was an enthusiastic and experienced naturalist.

Mr Crabtree was a keen photographer, and a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society, and this hobby was chiefly devoted to nature and technical subjects. Whilst in Burnley he was connected with the Mechanics' Institution Camera Club, and for about two years was its president. He contributed many illustrated lectures to local societies. [...]”

Lucerna ID  6004201

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 4 July 2015

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