Thomas Crofton Croker Letter

Repository: UCC Library Archives Service

Identity Statement

TitleThomas Crofton Croker Letter
Archive ReferenceIE BL/SC/CC
Web Link to this Entry
Creation Dates1843
Extent Medium1 item; paper


Creator(s): Thomas Crofton Croker

  • Administrative History ↴

    Born in Cork in 1798, Thomas Crofton Croker was an Irish antiquary whose collections of songs and legends formed a storehouse for writers of the Irish literary revival. From 1819 he worked as a clerk for the Admiralty. He died in London in 1854.
  • Archival History ↴

    This letter was donated to UCC in 1997 by Prof. Seán Ó Coileán, Roinn na Nua-Gaeilge, UCC. Originally the letter was given to Professor John V. Kelleher (Harvard) by Henry Shattuck. Kelleher passed the letter on to Professor Ó Coileán at UCC.
  • Immediate Source Acquisition ↴


Content & Structure

  • Scope & Content: Thomas Crofton Croker ↴

    Mss letter from Thomas Crofton Croker, the Admiralty, to Sir William [Betham]. He gives his valuation of [McSwinnin’s] Manuscripts, including a history of the United Irishmen in the North. He does not believe them to hold any information not already “new or important”. He states that at the annual meeting of the Percy Society a copy of [Betham’s) Kerry Pastoral will be delivered “an interesting and…no doubt accurate account of Irish manners at the commencement of the last Century”. He also mentions two publications having been issued in the context of the annual meeting of the Camden, the effect of the death of the Duke of Sussex on the Antiquaries, and his opinion of a new volume of the Transactions of the Royal Irish Academy. He finishes with a comment on the state of the Irish Archaeological Society.

  • Appraisal Destruction ↴

    Permanent Retention
  • Arrangement ↴

    One item only – no arrangement applicable

Conditions of Access & Use

Access Conditions Available by appointment with the Archives Service to holders of UCC Readers tickets.
Conditions Governing ReproductionBy application to the Archivist only.
Creation Dates1843
Extent Medium1 item; paper
Material Language ScriptEnglish
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Allied Materials

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Descriptive Control Area

Archivist NoteCarol Quinn
Rules/ConventionsISAD(G): General International Standard Archival Description. 2nd ed. Ottawa: International Council on Archives, 2000.
Date of Descriptions1997