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CROKER, Thomas Crofton (1798-1854)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/244
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Full title: CROKER, Thomas Crofton (1798-1854)
Date(s): 1842-1854
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 2 production items.
Name of creator(s): Croker | Thomas Crofton | 1798-1854 | antiquary


Administrative/Biographical history:

Thomas Crofton Croker was born in Cork in 1798. He worked as a clerk while pursuing artistic and antiquarian pursuits, at first in Ireland and then in London. He published mostly on Irish history and folklore. In 1827 he was elected a fellow of the Soceity of Antiquaries, and in 1839 helped to found the Camden Society. In 1843 he joined the committee of the British Archaeological Association. He died in 1854.


Scope and content/abstract:

Volume of correspondence between Thomas Crofton Croker and Frederick William Fairholt, engraver and antiquary, and others, on antiquarian and private matters, also containing letters from Croker's wife Marianne, and his son Thomas Francis Dillon Croker (1831-1912), Recollections of Dillon Croker and other bound in printed items. Also scrapbook containing notes relating to Roman and other antiquities in London.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Two volumes.

Conditions governing access:

Available for general access.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright to this collection rests with the City of London.

Finding aids:

Please see online catalogues at:

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Deposited in the Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section, which merged with the London Metropolitan Archives in 2009.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
August to October 2010.

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