Crawford Neil

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A letter from James Crawford Neil to Joe offering condolences on the death of his father. Crawford Neil was an upcoming/ well known poet and writer of children's books. He was tragically killed in 1916 perhaps by accident, he was shot probably mistakenly by a soldier - as had deviated on his way home to avoid trouble spots. He was returning from visiting his fiancee, the Abbey actress "Gypsy" Walker Joe's sister in law. His book was later published after his death.

Crawford Neil was a witness /signatory at the wedding of Joe and Annie Stanley (nee Walker).