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).