Person record: CRAVEN, Robert, C.M.  (1833-1897)

Basic biographical summary of this person
Full nameRobert CRAVEN  C.M.
Gendermale
Relevance of this personauthor of poems used with slide sets 
Main period of activity1870s-90s
Notes

Craven was one of the most prolific contributors of reading texts for Bamforth slides, and often appears to have written verses to suit already existing slide sets, some probably imported from Germany. Although his verses are quite lightweight, their tone and content do suggest an educated and literate man.

His identification is based on a newspaper advertisement from 1872 advertising a new book of poems, which gives his address as 'Stillington, Easingwold, Yorkshire'. Although none of his Census records correspond to this village, his youngest daughter Susan Dearnes Craven was born there in 1872.

A previous identification of this person as Robert Martin Craven (1824-1903), a surgeon of Kingston upon Hull, Yorkshire, appears to be incorrect. Many thanks to Lydia Jakobs for the correct identification of this person.

 
ChronologyDateAgeEvent/activity
26 August 1833born atLeeds, Yorkshire (West Riding), England
1851resident1 Frith Row, Leeds, Yorkshire (West Riding), England
30 March 185117census record1851 Census of England and Wales, HO107/2320.1107.13
– occupation “Pupil Teacher”
1861residentBacton, Norfolk, England
7 April 186127census record1861 Census of England and Wales, RG9/1200.6.5
– occupation “Schoolmaster”
1871residentSlaidburn, Yorkshire (West Riding), England
2 April 187137census record1871 Census of England and Wales, RG10/4161.10.13
– occupation “Schoolmaster (Certificated)”
1872residentStillington, Yorkshire (North Riding), England
1881residentTerrington St John, Norfolk, England
3 April 188147census record1881 Census of England and Wales, RG11/1698.134.24
– occupation “Schoolmaster”
1891residentFlitcham, Norfolk, England
5 April 189157census record1891 Census of England and Wales, RG12/1564.47.11
– occupation “Schoolmaster Elementary”
1897resident86 Agamemnon Road, Hampstead, London, England
18 May 189763died atHampstead, London, England
1 October 1897archive entryNational Probate Calendar Index of Wills and Administrations, 1897 C-D p.159
Texts linked to this personBooks (2)

Robert Craven, The artful gallery (n.d.)

Robert Craven, A tale of a story without an end: and other poems (1872)


Compilations (12)

Robert Craven, Short lantern readings: no. 2 (Holmfirth: Bamforth & Co., c.1887)

Robert Craven, Short lantern readings: no. 3 (Holmfirth: Bamforth & Co., c.1887)

Robert Craven, Short lantern readings: no. 4 (Holmfirth: Bamforth & Co., 1887)

Robert Craven, Short lantern readings: no. 6 (Holmfirth: Bamforth & Co., 1889)

Robert Craven, Short lantern readings: no. 8 (Holmfirth: Bamforth & Co., 1890)

Robert Craven, Short lantern readings: no. 9 (Holmfirth: Bamforth & Co., 1890)

Robert Craven, Short lantern readings: no. 10 (Holmfirth: Bamforth & Co., 1891)

Robert Craven, Short lantern readings: no. 11 (Holmfirth: Bamforth & Co., 1891)

Robert Craven, Short lantern readings: no. 15 (Holmfirth: Bamforth & Co., 1893)

Robert Craven, Short lantern readings: no. 18 (Holmfirth: Bamforth & Co., 1894)

Robert Craven, Short lantern readings: no. 22 (Holmfirth: Bamforth & Co., 1895)

Robert Craven, Short lantern readings: no. 24 (Holmfirth: Bamforth & Co., 1896)


Poems (135)

Robert Craven, An adventure with a bicycle in Short lantern readings 16 (1893)

Robert Craven, Adventures of a cabby (n.d.)

Robert Craven, Adventures of Ally Sloper in a snowball in Short lantern readings 5 (c.1888)

Robert Craven, Adventures of an amateur photographer in Short lantern readings 8 (1890)

Robert Craven, The after dinner nap in Short lantern readings 6 (1889)

Robert Craven, The amateur sweep in Short lantern readings 11 (1891)

Robert Craven, The apple thief in Short lantern readings 4 (1887)

Robert Craven, The artful convict in Short lantern readings 15 (1893)

Robert Craven, The artist and his model in Short lantern readings 3 (c.1887)

Robert Craven, The artist and monkey in Short lantern readings 9 (1890)

Robert Craven, The artists in distress in Short lantern readings 2 (c.1887)

Robert Craven, Attention! in Short lantern readings 6 (1889)

Robert Craven, An awkward exchange in Short lantern readings 11 (1891)

Robert Craven, An awkward situation in Short lantern readings 7 (1889)

Robert Craven, The baby elephant and the monkey thieves in Short lantern readings 24 (1896)

Robert Craven, The ballad singer in Short lantern readings 4 (1887)

Robert Craven, Baron Brag in Short lantern readings 2 (c.1887)

Robert Craven, Betty and the bear in several compilations

Robert Craven, The biter bit in Short lantern readings 6 (1889)

Robert Craven, The bookworm and the geese in Short lantern readings 8 (1890)

Robert Craven, The boys and the bobby (n.d.)

Robert Craven, The boys and the flagpole in Short lantern readings 18 (1894)

Robert Craven, The boys and the periwigs in Short lantern readings 18 (1894)

Robert Craven, The bull and the bicycle in Short lantern readings 8 (1890)

Robert Craven, The canine critic in Short lantern readings 6 (1889)

Robert Craven, The centre of gravity in Short lantern readings 9 (1890)

Robert Craven, The children and the waggoner in Short lantern readings 10 (1891)

Robert Craven, The Christmas goose in Short lantern readings 24 (1896)

Robert Craven, The cobbler and corpse in Short lantern readings 20 (1895)

Robert Craven, Crabbed age and youth in Short lantern readings 6 (1889)

Robert Craven, The critic and the ottoman in Short lantern readings 7 (1889)

Robert Craven, The crushed hat in Short lantern readings 17 (1893)

Robert Craven, Dat ole Crisermas goose (n.d.)

Robert Craven, Diogenes and his tub in Short lantern readings 9 (1890)

Robert Craven, Distraction v. extraction in Short lantern readings 22 (1895)

Robert Craven, The dog and the dress improver in Short lantern readings 2 (c.1887)

Robert Craven, The dogs and the butcher's boy (n.d.)

Robert Craven, The drink fiend: a temperance story in verse in several compilations

Robert Craven, The elephant and snuff in Short lantern readings 5 (c.1888)

Robert Craven, Ye elopement through ye stocking in Short lantern readings 2 (c.1887)

Robert Craven, The F.P. man in Short lantern readings 10 (1891)

Robert Craven, The family umbrella in Short lantern readings 9 (1890)

Robert Craven, The fatal physic in Short lantern readings 6 (1889)

Robert Craven, The fatal sausage machine in Short lantern readings 12 (1891)

Robert Craven, The fool's pence in Short lantern readings 4 (1887)

Robert Craven, The frolicsome dogs in Short lantern readings 10 (1891)

Robert Craven, Fun up the Ganges in Short lantern readings 24 (1896)

Robert Craven, The gorilla and the wasp in Short lantern readings 24 (1896)

Robert Craven, The gossips in Short lantern readings 6 (1889)

Robert Craven, Greedy Sammy in Short lantern readings 18 (1894)

Robert Craven, The hair restorer in Short lantern readings 2 (c.1887)

Robert Craven, Hans and his pig in Short lantern readings 5 (c.1888)

Robert Craven, The hare and the robbers in Short lantern readings 2 (c.1887)

Robert Craven, The hedgehog and puppy in Short lantern readings 6 (1889)

Robert Craven, Honesty rewarded in Short lantern readings 11 (1891)

Robert Craven, Ice Peter in Short lantern readings 3 (c.1887)

Robert Craven, The improvised cannon in Short lantern readings 17 (1893)

Robert Craven, Jack the conqueror in Short lantern readings 12 (1891)

Robert Craven, The joker's mistake in Short lantern readings 15 (1893)

Robert Craven, The Jones's going to church in Short lantern readings 2 (c.1887)

Robert Craven, Keep off the grass in Short lantern readings 16 (1893)

Robert Craven, Kindness misplaced in Short lantern readings 7 (1889)

Robert Craven, The lady cyclist in Short lantern readings 24 (1896)

Robert Craven, A lady's adventure in a new dress in Short lantern readings 18 (1894)

Robert Craven, The lion and the acrobats in Short lantern readings 9 (1890)

Robert Craven, The lion couchant and the lion rampant in Short lantern readings 11 (1891)

Robert Craven, The little hero in Short lantern readings 15 (1893)

Robert Craven, The little match girl in Short lantern readings 8 (1890)

Robert Craven, The loitering schoolboy and the little piggies in Short lantern readings 15 (1893)

Robert Craven, The lost cartridge in Short lantern readings 18 (1894)

Robert Craven, Matilda Jane's back hair in Short lantern readings 10 (1891)

Robert Craven, The miller and the donkey in Short lantern readings 3 (c.1887)

Robert Craven, The miller and the sot in Short lantern readings 8 (1890)

Robert Craven, The mischievous boy in Short lantern readings 3 (c.1887)

Robert Craven, The monkey's revenge in Short lantern readings 22 (1895)

Robert Craven, Mr Simpkins and the hawser in Short lantern readings 10 (1891)

Robert Craven, Mr Vanity's valentine in Short lantern readings 4 (1887)

Robert Craven, The muff and the moth in Short lantern readings 8 (1890)

Robert Craven, The musician's revenge in Short lantern readings 14 (1892)

Robert Craven, The naturalist and the ape in Short lantern readings 17 (1893)

Robert Craven, The niggers and the ostrich in Short lantern readings 17 (1893)

Robert Craven, Old Izaak's holiday in Short lantern readings 22 (1895)

Robert Craven, The old maid and the sailors in Short lantern readings 9 (1890)

Robert Craven, The old man and the mastiff in Short lantern readings 8 (1890)

Robert Craven, The old, old story in Short lantern readings 2 (c.1887)

Robert Craven, Over polite in Short lantern readings 7 (1889)

Robert Craven, Pat and the bear in Short lantern readings 5 (c.1888)

Robert Craven, The peasant and pigs in Short lantern readings 9 (1890)

Robert Craven, The portly farmer: or the anti-fat medicine and the pigs in Short lantern readings 18 (1894)

Robert Craven, The pot of paint in Short lantern readings 2 (c.1887)

Robert Craven, The pug and the sweep in Short lantern readings 7 (1889)

Robert Craven, Rank in Short lantern readings 6 (1889)

Robert Craven, The recruits and the sergeant in Short lantern readings 7 (1889)

Robert Craven, The revellers in Short lantern readings 10 (1891)

Robert Craven, The revolver hat in Short lantern readings 17 (1893)

Robert Craven, The rhinoceros and the fly in Short lantern readings 3 (c.1887)

Robert Craven, Right turn -- march! in Short lantern readings 6 (1889)

Robert Craven, The rival porters in Short lantern readings 6 (1889)

Robert Craven, The rivals in Short lantern readings 8 (1890)

Robert Craven, The road to Heaven in Short lantern readings 4 (1887)

Robert Craven, Saddling the wrong horse in Short lantern readings 5 (c.1888)

Robert Craven, A sausage story (n.d.)

Robert Craven, The serenader in Short lantern readings 7 (1889)

Robert Craven, The sleepy gent and goat in Short lantern readings 20 (1895)

Robert Craven, The sleepy waggoner in Short lantern readings 3 (c.1887)

Robert Craven, Speed versus strength in Short lantern readings 9 (1890)

Robert Craven, The squire and the sweep in Short lantern readings 5 (c.1888)

Robert Craven, Stiggins' last bottle in Short lantern readings 22 (1895)

Robert Craven, Story of the drawbridge in Short lantern readings 2 (c.1887)

Robert Craven, The swell and his new hat in Short lantern readings 9 (1890)

Robert Craven, The swell and naturalist in Short lantern readings 5 (c.1888)

Robert Craven, The sympathetic gent and the dog in Short lantern readings 18 (1894)

Robert Craven, Tabbie and the paint-pot in Short lantern readings 12 (1891)

Robert Craven, The tell-tale cigar in Short lantern readings 7 (1889)

Robert Craven, That everlasting cat in Short lantern readings 10 (1891)

Robert Craven, The thief and the bear: old Humphrey in several compilations

Robert Craven, The three bears in Short lantern readings 3 (c.1887)

Robert Craven, The tiger and the niggers in Short lantern readings 14 (1892)

Robert Craven, Tit for tat in Short lantern readings 10 (1891)

Robert Craven, Tommy and the bird trap in Short lantern readings 17 (1893)

Robert Craven, Too much help in Short lantern readings 7 (1889)

Robert Craven, The tourist and the tunnel in Short lantern readings 8 (1890)

Robert Craven, Trapping a bear in Short lantern readings 7 (1889)

Robert Craven, The treacherous help in Short lantern readings 6 (1889)

Robert Craven, The troublesome baby in Short lantern readings 10 (1891)

Robert Craven, Up a tree in Short lantern readings 21 (1895)

Robert Craven, The war horse of the future in Short lantern readings 14 (1892)

Robert Craven, Watch him, Pincher in Short lantern readings 22 (1895)

Robert Craven, The way of the world in Short lantern readings 6 (1889)

Robert Craven, Whip behind in Short lantern readings 4 (1887)

Robert Craven, Who stole the widow's cow? in Short lantern readings 21 (1895)

Robert Craven, Women's rights in Short lantern readings 3 (c.1887)

Robert Craven, The wonderful telescope in Short lantern readings 12 (1891)

Robert Craven, The wooden fiddle: or a base vile deception in Short lantern readings 24 (1896)

Robert Craven, The youngsters and the sentry in Short lantern readings 14 (1892)

Reference
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The Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer (1866- ? ) (19 July 1872), p. 1

“NOW READY, 'A TALE OF A STORY WITHOUT AN END AND OTHER POEMS,' by ROBERT CRAVEN, C.M. (late Chorister in the Leeds Parish Church.) 156 pages. Cloth gilt, 2s. 6d., gilt edges, 2s. 9d. Post free from the Author, Stillington, Easingwold, Yorks.”

Lucerna ID no. 6001292Record created by Richard Crangle and Lydia Jakobs. Last updated 21 June 2017