John Martin Crawford

John Martin Crawford books and biography


John Martin Crawford (scholar)


An inscription made by John Martin Crawford in a copy of The Kalevala. (1890)
An inscription made by John Martin Crawford in a copy of The Kalevala. (1890)

John Martin Crawford (1845 - 1916) was an American (US) physician and scholar who translated the Finnish epic Kalevala into English (From a previous German translation by Franz Anton Schiefner published in 1852), to be published for the first time in 1888.

Apart from the details here, very little is known about him.

He is also credited with editing roles on a few other works:

  • English translation of the 5 volume "The industries of Russia" published in 1893
  • English translation of "Siberia and the Great Siberian Railway" published in 1893

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The Kalevala Book 1

The Kalevala Book 2

The Kalevala Complete

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