Croker, Thomas Crofton, 1798-1854

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Thomas Crofton Croker was an Irish antiquary who devoted most of his life to collecting ancient Irish poetry and Irish folklore. In England in 1828 he founded the Society of Noviomagus with a small circle of like-minded friends.

From the guide to the T. Crofton Croker Collection, 1827-1925, (Princeton University. Library. Dept. of Rare Books and Special Collections)

Thomas Crofton Croker was born in County Cork, and worked as a clerk in the British Admiralty for some forty years. He is well remembered today for being one of the first to collect and publish Irish folktales. His first book of tales was quite popular, and was translated into German by the Brothers Grimm.

From the description of Thomas Crofton Croker letter to Richard Sainthill, 1826 Oct. 13. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 53148145

Irish antiquary. In 1825 published "The Fairy Legends and Traditions of the South of Ireland," praised by Sir Walter Scott. Helped found the Camden Society, the Percy Society, and the British Archaeological Association.

From the description of Croker papers, 1854. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 81161016

From the description of Croker papers, 1854. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702146782

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creatorOf Croker, Thomas Crofton, 1798-1854. Autograph letter signed : "Admiralty" [London], to Redding, 1830 Jan. 12. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Autograph File, C, 1554-2002. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
creatorOf Croker, Thomas Crofton, 1798-1854. Croker papers, 1854. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Autograph File, C, 1554-2002. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
creatorOf Croker, Thomas Crofton, 1798-1854. Autograph letter signed : "Admiralty' [London], to the Rev. A. Hume, 1845 June 21. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Croker, Thomas Crofton, 1798-1854. Thomas Crofton Croker letter to Richard Sainthill, 1826 Oct. 13. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
creatorOf Croker, Thomas Crofton, 1798-1854. Letter to [E. Sandy?] London, Eng. 1834 Jan. 28. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf T. Crofton Croker Collection, 1827-1925 Princeton University. Library. Dept. of Rare Books and Special CollectionsManuscripts Division
creatorOf Haymarket Theatre (London, England). Diary of the business transacted under George Colman at the Haymarket Theatre, v.2 [manuscript], 1804-1810. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Croker, Thomas Crofton, 1798-1854. Autograph letter signed : "Admiralty" [London], to Thomas Clarke, 1829 Dec. 30. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Croker, Thomas Crofton, 1798-1854. Lists and catalogs of Irish manuscripts : manuscript, [18--] Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Letters from various correspondents, 1805-1844. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Autograph File, S, 1556-1996. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn William Upcott scrapbook of Johnsoniana, or supplement to Boswell, ca.1750-1836. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
creatorOf Parry, William Edward, Sir, 1790-1855. Letter from Sir William Edward Parry, with related material. University of Leeds, Brotherton Library, Leeds University Library
referencedIn Crabbe, George, 1754-1832. George Crabbe collection, 1776-1932. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Scott, Walter, Sir, 1771-1832. Autograph letter signed : Abbotsford, to T. Crofton Croker, 1825 Apr. 27. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Ellis, Henry, Sir, 1777-1869. Autograph letter signed : [n.p.], to T. Crofton Croker, [n.d.] Paper watermarked 1822. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf L. E. L. (Letitia Elizabeth Landon), 1802-1838. Letters, 1825-1838. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Autograph File, H, 1584-1988. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
creatorOf Fraser, James, d. 1841. Autograph letter signed : [London], to T. Crofton Croker, 1831 Mar. 7. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Anster, John, 1793-1867. Letters, poem, and portrait engraving, 1822-1841. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
referencedIn Houghton Library printed book provenance file, A-D. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
creatorOf Croker, Thomas Crofton, 1798-1854. Autograph letter signed : "Rosamond's Bower," to Mrs. S. C. Hall, [n.d.], "Monday". Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Croker, Thomas Crofton, 1798-1854. Autograph letter signed : "Admiralty" [London], to an unidentified recipient, 1833 Apr. 2. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Balmanno, Mary, Mrs. Letters, ca.1850, Brooklyn, N.Y., to Mr. Thomas Crofton Croker, [of Derbyshire]. Brown University, John Hay Library
creatorOf Croker, Thomas Crofton, 1798-1854. Letter to [?]. Fulham, Eng. 1845 Feb. 16. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Croker, Thomas Crofton, 1798-1854. Croker papers, 1854. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Croker, Thomas Crofton, 1798-1854. [Poems], ca. 1814-1818. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Crabbe, George, 1754-1832. George Crabbe collection, 1776-1932. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Croker, Thomas Crofton, 1798-1854. Autograph letter signed : London, to Lord Londesborough, 1850 May 15. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Croker, Thomas Crofton, 1798-1854. Autograph letter signed : [n.p.], to Edward Newman, [n.d.]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Croker, Thomas Crofton, 1798-1854,. Papers : concerning prehistoric remains found in Donegal and Limerick, 1833-1847 : manuscript, [after 1847] Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Croker, Thomas Crofton, 1798-1854,. Autograph letters signed from Thomas Crofton Croker, London, to various recipients [manuscript], 1850-1852. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Croker, Thomas Crofton, 1798-1854. [Poems], ca. 1814-1818. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Balmanno, Robert, 1780-1861,. Autograph letters signed from Robert Balmanno, New York, to Thomas Francis Dillon Croker, Esq. [manuscript], 1854-1855. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Croker, Thomas Crofton, 1798-1854. Notes on Shakespeare's Tempest [manuscript], ca. 1840. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Croker, Thomas Crofton, 1798-1854. Letter to William Jerdan. London, Eng. [18--] University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870. Letter, 1852 Nov. 13, London, to T.F. Dillon Croker [n.p.]. University of Michigan
creatorOf Croker, Thomas Crofton, 1798-1854. Autograph letter signed : London, to "My dear Hall", [n.d.] "Sunday". Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn George Crabbe collection, 1776-1932 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Croker, Thomas Crofton, 1798-1854. Letter to Dr R. Shelton Mackenzie. London, Eng. 1844 May 22. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Croker, Thomas Crofton, 1798-1854. Autograph letter signed : "Admiralty" [London], to R. Balmanno, 1827 Dec. 29. Pierpont Morgan Library.
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associatedWith Anster, John, 1793-1867. person
associatedWith Balmanno, Mary, Mrs. person
correspondedWith Balmanno, Robert, 1780-1861 person
associatedWith Balmanno, Robert, b. 1780 person
associatedWith Byron, George Gordon Byron, Baron, 1788-1824 person
associatedWith Cann, Thomas B., person
associatedWith Charlotte Augusta, Princess of Great Britain, 1796-1817 person
associatedWith Clarke, Thomas, person
associatedWith Crabbe, George, 1754-1832. person
associatedWith Croker, Thomas Crofton, 1798-1854. person
associatedWith Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870. person
associatedWith Ellis, Henry, Sir, 1777-1869. person
correspondedWith Fairholt, F. W. (Frederick William), 1814-1866 person
associatedWith Fraser, James, d. 1841. person
associatedWith Glennon, Richard. person
associatedWith Grimm, Wilhelm, 1786-1859, person
associatedWith Hall, person
associatedWith Halliwell-Phillipps, J. O. (James Orchard), 1820-1889, person
associatedWith Hall, S. C., Mrs., person
associatedWith Haymarket Theatre (London, England) corporateBody
associatedWith Houghton Library. corporateBody
associatedWith Hume, A., Rev, person
associatedWith Ingoldsby, Thomas, 1788-1845 person
associatedWith Jerdan, William, 1782-1869, person
associatedWith L. E. L. (Letitia Elizabeth Landon), 1802-1838. person
associatedWith Londesborough, Lord, person
associatedWith MacCarthy, Denis Florence, 1817-1882. person
associatedWith Mackenzie, R. Shelton (Robert Shelton), 1809-1880, person
associatedWith Moore, Thomas, 1779-1852. person
associatedWith Mudge, William. person
associatedWith Newman, Edward, person
associatedWith Nolan, James J., person
associatedWith O'Brien, William Smith, 1803-1864. person
associatedWith O'Connell, Daniel, 1775-1847. person
associatedWith Parry, William Edward, Sir, 1790-1855. person
associatedWith Ray, Gordon Norton, 1915- person
associatedWith Redding, person
associatedWith Sainthill, Richard, person
associatedWith Scott, Walter, Sir, 1771-1832. person
associatedWith Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. person
associatedWith Smith, Charles Roach, 1807-1890. person
associatedWith Society of Noviomagus. corporateBody
associatedWith Upcott, William, 1779-1845 person
associatedWith Warwick Castle (Warwick, England). Shakespeare Library. corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
Wales
Limerick (Ireland : County)
Ireland
Great Britain
Great Britain
Donegal (Ireland : County)
Ireland
Ireland
Wales
Subject
Antiquities, Prehistoric
Elegiac poetry, English
Tales
Book history and arts
Sonnets, English
Folklorists--Correspondence
Sentimentalism in literature
English poetry--19th century
Excavations (Archaeology)
Book collectors--England--19th century--Correspondence
Coins, Chinese
Folk literature
Antiquarian booksellers--England--Societies, etc.--19th century
Waterloo, Battle of, Waterloo, Belgium, 1815--Poetry
Occasional verse, English
Occupation
Compilers
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Birth 1798-01-15

Death 1854-08-08

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