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Diary of Thomas Crofton Croker

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Diary of Thomas Crofton Croker
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Extent and format
ff. ix + pp. 125.
1 volume plus one archival folder for loose leaf material
Cloth binding, dark green.
Scope and content
Diary of Thomas Crofton Croker, FSA, the Irish antiquary (1778-1854), for 1852. Contains very full entries of his engagements, travel, work on the catalogue of Lady Londesborough's rings (published 1853), his design for the monument to Richard Jones, the actor (pp. 83, 84, 97), and notes of public events such as the funeral of the Duke of Wellington, 18 Nov. (p. 95). Accounts (p. 108) are followed by miscellaneous items including a poem on visiting the grave of his father-in-law, Francis Nicholson (p. 122, fol. iv verso). Loose insertions of letters, fols. iii-ix verso, including one to Lady Londesborough, 12 Oct. 1852, asking for standing room at the Duke of Wellington's funeral. A few index references, p. 109.
Croker, Thomas Crofton (1798-1854), Irish antiquary
Previous reference number(s)
MS 751