I am an archivist, interested in Eyre Crowe for his fascinating life at the centre of Victorian culture. My interest was sparked in 1993, when I was working in the Department of Archives and Manuscripts at the University of Wales, Bangor. A collection of title deeds, financial papers, correspondence and ephemera relating to the Wynne family of Garthewin, Denbighshire (the Garthewin Additional Collection), was donated by the owner, and catalogued by me and my colleagues. Amongst the mass of papers were 15 detailed diaries kept by Eyre Crowe, together with some letters, accounts and other personal papers. They had been preserved at Garthewin by Robert O.F. Wynne, Crowe’s great-nephew.
In 2002 I began researching Eyre Crowe’s life and work as a personal project. A Geocities website was launched in the same year and revamped in 2005. In 2009 I transferred the website to WordPress.
I am not related to the Crowe family, and am not connected with the art trade. I am unable to give any valuations of works of art.
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