The Crawford papers consist of around 3000 documents mainly relating to the life and career of the Rev. Alexander Crawford (1790 to 1856), missionary in India, domestic chaplain to Lady Olivia Sparrow, and minister of 1st Randalstown Presbyterian Church, Co. Antrim, and his grandson, the Rev. Alexander R. Crawford (1868 to 1935), missionary to Manchurip. The archive also contains significant material relating to the Rev. James Glasgow and his brother, the Rev. Adam D. Glasgow, Dr John C.C. Crawford and Dr Agatha Randal Crawford. There are also varying quantities of papers pertaining to miscellaneous Crawford family relatives.