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CRAWFORD, Col. James David - General Secretary to the British Association in Montreal

crawford-col-j-d-ba-assoc.jpg <b>CHEADLE, Dr. Walter Butler</b> - British Association Member - 1884Thumbnails<b>DAWSON, George Mercer</b> - Travelled with the British Association in 1884<b>CHEADLE, Dr. Walter Butler</b> - British Association Member - 1884Thumbnails<b>DAWSON, George Mercer</b> - Travelled with the British Association in 1884<b>CHEADLE, Dr. Walter Butler</b> - British Association Member - 1884Thumbnails<b>DAWSON, George Mercer</b> - Travelled with the British Association in 1884<b>CHEADLE, Dr. Walter Butler</b> - British Association Member - 1884Thumbnails<b>DAWSON, George Mercer</b> - Travelled with the British Association in 1884<b>CHEADLE, Dr. Walter Butler</b> - British Association Member - 1884Thumbnails<b>DAWSON, George Mercer</b> - Travelled with the British Association in 1884

Colonel James David Crawford (18__-1920), general secretary of the British Association in Montreal, accompanied the BA excursionists to the North-West and the Bell Farm in 1884. He was the first Commanding Officer of the 5th Regiment, also known as the Royal Scots of Canada Highlanders, serving from 1875 until 1882.

SOURCES:

https://archive.org/stream/5thregimentroyal00chamuoft#page/12/mode/2up - page 12 - photo source and history of the 5th Regiment: Royal Scots of Canada Highlanders.

https://archive.org/stream/unitedempire11royauoft#page/142/mode/2up obituary notice, but little detail

https://archive.org/stream/cihm_30626#page/n3/mode/2up BA/Rockies report of Thomas Henry Thomas/ - mentions Col. Crawford – also includes greater reference to the Bell Farm on p. 8: https://archive.org/stream/cihm_30626#page/n13/mode/2up

https://archive.org/stream/cihm_12442#page/n9/mode/2up - 1884 British Association Trip report, by R. L. Richardson – includes names of the travellers (p. 5 and 6) and
some comments by Major Bell re British farmers. (p. 25) : https://archive.org/stream/cihm_12442#page/n29/mode/2up/search/bell

RESEARCH BY:

Michelle Cabana, Saskatoon, Sask.